Perfect Sponge Cake
Recipe type: Cake
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  • 6 eggs
  • 250g (1¼ cup) caster sugar
  • 125g (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 75g cornflour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  1. Grease and line 2 x 22cm springform cake tins and set aside
  2. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan
  3. Place eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium to high until they are thick and creamy and doubled in size. About 6-8 minutes
  4. Slowly add sugar and continue beating until sugar has dissolved
  5. Sift dry ingredients 3 times and gently fold into egg mixture with a metal spoon or a spatula
  6. Make sure flour is mixed through but do not overmix as mixture will lose it's airiness
  7. Carefully spoon mixture into tins and bake for 25mins
  8. Cake will be done when it springs back when lightly pressed and shrinks from the side of the tin
  9. Allow to cool slightly before removing from tins and turning onto a wire rack


1 cup cream
jam of choice

Whisk cream until fluffy, spread one cake with jam and then top with cream
Sandwich together and dust with icing sugar
Recipe by Small Kitchen Tales at