Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Custard Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake,,,,,the very words are enough to make me run for the hills.  I remember my Mum always said that the perfect sponge cake was hard to achieve and I should just stick to normal cakes if I wanted a success.  I don't know why, but these words that she said to me way back when I first started to bake things, way back when I was an early teen, stayed with me and I just never bothered with a sponge cake.  I would try my hand at any other cake, but nope not a sponge.

So when I came across this recipe last month, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and give it a go (after all it is just a cake for goodness sake! lol).  So I decided that for Hubby's birthday, he would get a sponge cake.  With my Mum's words still echoing in my head, I told him to grab a pavlova from the Cheesecake Shop on his way home from work,,,just in case my sponge was inedible!

I needn't have worried.  This cake was definitely edible and in fact quite yummy.  It probably could have been a little bit lighter and fluffier but I had Stinky helping me make her Dad's cake this year and the mixture did get a little overwhipped, but considering this, the cake was quite light and fluffy.  I am going to try making it again,,,,,this time without my helper lol,,,,,and see just how light and fluffy I can get it.

Here is the link for the recipe:  Custard Sponge Cake

Go on and give it a go, you won't be sorry!!

The decorated result

Straight out of the oven,,,,to say I was ecstatic was an understatement lol


  1. Oh good job on the cake! Isn't it weird the scariness of making a sponge? Why is it so? Maybe one day I will try! But no jam please... I hate cake with jam in it! I will check out your link for the recipe for sure!

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  5. Looks very delicious, I am gonna try this at home.


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