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Hot Milk Sponge Cake

By myrecipebox (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Icing 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 12
A classic sponge, great for birthday cakes.
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Ingredients

Sponge

  • 4 eggs
  • 250g castor sugar
  • 280g cake flour
  • 15ml baking powder
  • 250ml milk
  • 100g butter
  • 5ml vanilla essence/ 2.5ml vanilla extract

Vanilla Icing

  • 4 eggs
  • 250g castor sugar
  • 280g cake flour
  • 15ml baking powder
  • 250ml milk
  • 100g butter
  • 5ml vanilla essence/ 2.5ml vanilla extract
  • 125g soft butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 10ml vanilla essence / 5ml vanilla extract
  • +/- 25 ml milk

Method

  • STEP 1
    Beat eggs and sugar until thick and creamy.
  • STEP 2
    Sift flour and baking powder and fold into egg and sugar mixture.
  • STEP 3
    Heat milk and butter until just below boiling point.
  • STEP 4
    Stir milk mixture and vanilla into batter.
  • STEP 5
    Spoon into two greased 20cm cake tins or 1 23cm tin.
  • STEP 6
    Bake at 180°C for 25 - 30 minutes.
  • STEP 7
    For the icing: Cream butter, icing sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk to make mixture light, creamy and spreadable.
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