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Sponge Layer Cake

Makes 1 cake

As featured on the back of the pack of our Organic Self Raising Flour, this basic sponge can be used to make a variety of sandwich cakes and delicious served with the classic Victoria jam sandwich filling or lemon sponge layer cake filling. Perfect with a cup of tea!

Free from Soya, Nuts
Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • CAKE
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g Doves Farm Organic Self Raising White Flour
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp water
  • VICTORIA JAM SANDWICH FILLING
  • 3 tbsp jam
  • 1 tsp icing sugar
  • LEMON SPONGE LAYER CAKE
  • 1 lemon, rind and juice
  • 25g butter, softened
  • 100g icing sugar

Cake

  1. Line two 18cm/7” round baking tins with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
  2. In a bowl, beat all ingredients together until light and fluffy.
  3. Divide the mixture between the prepared tins and smooth the tops.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes. If a cocktail stick pressed into the centre of the cake comes out clean, it is cooked.
  5. Turn out the cakes onto a wire rack and leave to cool.
  6. Serve with the filling of your choice.

Victoria Jam Sandwich Filling

  1. Spread jam all over the top of one cold sponge.
  2. Place the other sponge on top.
  3. Sieve the icing sugar over the cake.

Lemon Sponge Layer Cake Filling

  1. Put the grated lemon rind, butter and half the icing sugar into a large bowl and beat well.
  2. Spread all over the top of one cold sponge.
  3. Place the other sponge on top.
  4. In a bowl, slowly add drops of lemon juice to the remaining icing sugar and stir until it becomes a paste.
  5. Spread this over the top of the cake and serve.

Equipment

2 x round 18cm/7” baking tins, parchment paper

Temperature

180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

15-20 minutes

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Ingredients

Change Quantities:
  • CAKE
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g Doves Farm Organic Self Raising White Flour
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp water
  • VICTORIA JAM SANDWICH FILLING
  • 3 tbsp jam
  • 1 tsp icing sugar
  • LEMON SPONGE LAYER CAKE
  • 1 lemon, rind and juice
  • 25g butter, softened
  • 100g icing sugar

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