Ana’s Sponge Cake

There is nothing my daughter likes more than to do some baking (or cooking) with her Mum or Dad. There are a number of obvious reasons for this: firstly she absolutely adores cake (reason enough you might say!). Secondly, she loves licking the batter spoon and thirdly, it’s just a fun thing to do.

I think that teaching kids to cook is an important part of being a parent. My Mum certainly taught me much of what I know in the kitchen and look at me now…..

This light and fluffy sponge cake recipe is a good place to start cooking with your kids as it is so simple, and everyone will love the cake.

This is a great buttery cake to make as it really is very yummy and everyone will enjoy it.

PREP TIME : 10 minutes

BAKING TIME : 30 minutes

TOTAL TIME : 40 minutes


  • 0.35 oz (10g) melted butter
  • 5 oz (125g) salted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 oz (200g) caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz (225g) plain (all purpose) flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4.3 oz (130m)l milk


  1. Prepare all the ingredients and pre-heat the oven to 356°F (180C)
  2. Line a suitable baking tin with some melted butter and flour.
  3. Soften the butter in the microwave. Then whisk the butter and sugar together well in a bowl until you have a uniform mix. The better you do this the lighter and fluffier the cake will become.
  4. Then add the vanilla extract and the eggs. Mix well together.
  5. Add the salt and baking powder to the flour and mix well. Then sift this flour mix into the bowl of batter. Mix the flour well into the batter.
  6. Slowly add the milk to the mix and combine evenly until you have a perfect batter.
  7. Add the cake batter to the baking tin and ensure it is evenly spread.
  8. Place the tin in the oven in the middle rack for about 30 minutes or until brown. It is fully cooked when a knife placed in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Cool the cake outside the oven.
  10. sprinkle with some icing sugar to decorate.(optional)


Of course, it is a lot easier and less work to use a stand mixer if you have one when making the batter. Especially when creaming the butter and sugar together.

Serve up on a plate and cut into slices.

Serve up cold, (but it is really good when it is warm!)

Ana makes it like a sandwich of two cake rounds with cream and jam in the middle.

Also my Vanilla Yogurt Icing is awesome

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