Monday, 8 December 2008

Summer Sponge Cake

This is a light butter cake which is moist and not too oily.

250g butter
120g castor sugar
4 eggs
250 g plain flour sifted with 3 tsp of baking powder(or can be substituted with self-raising flour)
1 tsp vanilla essence
Half a cup/4 tbsp hot water

  1. Sift the flour to incorporate more air so that the cake will be light and fluffy.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until turning pale in colour.
  3. Gradually beat in egg, one at a time.
  4. Beat in the flour using low speed
  5. Lastly, add in vanilla essence and stir in the hot boiling water to make a soft dropping consistency.
  6. Preheat oven to 180C. Bake for 30 minutes to 40 minutes.
  7. Dredge with icing sugar (optional).


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