Wednesday, 31 August 2016

School Sponge Cake Recipe!

A while ago I saw a video on Facebook of someone making one of the cakes you used to get at school, a simple sponge with icing on top and sprinkles, does anyone else remember how good it used to be? I used to love days where we had that for dessert. The cake they made looked amazing but as I left it ages to get all the ingredients in, I soon forgot where I had seen it originally. I was still desperate to make it though so I pretty much came up with my own recipe, taking inspiration from my lemon drizzle cake recipe. Luckily it went well and now I can't get enough of it. 
225g butter/spread
225 caster sugar
275g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
4 tbsp milk

1. Pre - heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease a square baking tin. 
2. Like my Lemon Drizzle Cake I just put all the ingredients in a bowl, I wouldn't really recommend this unless you're going to use an electric whisk, as it would be impossible to try and mix it all properly with just a wooden spoon. If I don't use an electric whisk, I add the butter and sugar and cream those together and then add the rest of the ingredients. With this recipe I put all the ingredients in a bowl starting with the butter, then the caster sugar, flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, 4 eggs and 4 tablespoons of milk and then whisked until smooth. 
3. Pour into cake tin and bake for around 35 minutes, I usually insert a skewer after this amount of time, if it comes out clean then its done, if not then it needs a bit longer. 
4. Leave to cool in the tin for around 15 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
5. Prepare the icing, I used around 150g of icing sugar and added small amounts of water at a time until it was a smooth paste. 
6. Top the cake with the icing and then cover with sprinkles. 

Let me know if you give this recipe a go! I think it's genuinely one of my favourite bakes ever.

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Sarah Christie said...

omg that looks just like school cake I am going to try this x

Tiffany Rawling said...

You definitely should! It tastes so good x

Emily Becca said...

This cake took me back to my primary schools days, love it!! Definitely going to have to make this and pretend I'm back in year 4 with no responsibilities aha! Great post lovely xx

Tiffany Rawling said...

Hahah you should definitely try it! It's so good, thank you :) xx

Natonya M. said...

I remember eating cakes like this in elementary school, I always wanted seconds lol! Such a sweet simple recipe Tiffany, thanks for sharing πŸ€€πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ˜

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