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
- Prepare all the ingredients and pre-heat the oven to 356°F (180C)
- Line a suitable baking tin with some melted butter and flour.
- 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.
- Then add the vanilla extract and the eggs. Mix well together.
- 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.
- Slowly add the milk to the mix and combine evenly until you have a perfect batter.
- Add the cake batter to the baking tin and ensure it is evenly spread.
- 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.
- Cool the cake outside the oven.
- 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