Super Soft Sponge

This is a fabulous sponge cake that I accidentally discovered while trying to bake a different sponge and realised that we didn't have enough eggs. The ingredients are easily found around the kitchen and the result is the softest sponge ever.

Alice L.

Ingredients

Serves: 8 

  • 160g soft butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup (155g) castor sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup (90g) self raising flour, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a cake tin.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on medium for about one minute or until just stiff.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar until light a fluffy.
  4. Add the egg yolks and vanilla essence. Mix well for about a minute.
  5. Add the sifted flour in two batches mixing well after each one.
  6. Pour in the water and milk mix until combined.
  7. Fold in the egg whites using a spatula.
  8. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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