Basic Cake Recipe
Here is the basic cake recipe I use to make a delicious sponge cake, quickly and easily. I've found this recipe to be reliable and always appreciated by friends and family. The ingredients listed are enough for 6-8 people.
ServingThe simplest way to serve the cake is to spread your favourite jam (strawberry or raspberry) onto one side of the cake before placing the other side on top. Then simply dust the top with icing sugar by sifting a little through a sieve onto the cake.
If you want to make it a little bit more special then you can add a layer of buttercream inside the cake as well as the jam. This can be made whilst the cake is in the oven (and then left in the fridge, for up to three days, until it's needed) or whilst you are waiting for it to cool. See instructions at the bottom of this page on how to make buttercream. Strawberries and raspberries can also be added to the top or inside for decoration.
Making ButtercreamMaking buttercream is very simple. Mix the following together in a bowl until smooth: 140g icing sugar, 70g butter, 1-2 drops of vanilla essence and 1 tablespoon of milk. You can also add a couple of drops of food colouring or 20g of cocoa powder if you'd like to give it a slightly different colour and flavour.
Once you've mastered the basic cake recipe, you might like to try making the chocolate cake recipe.Please like or share this page if you found it to be useful. Thank you.