Aug 8, 2010

Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake


1 cup ( 200 ml / 8 oz ) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup (100 ml / 4 oz ) hot milk
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon / orange rind


Preheat oven.

Grease baking dish with 2 teaspoon butter and dust with 1 tablespoon flour ( sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of flour inside a cake pan and shake to coat all greased surface. Turn pan upside down to tap out the excess flour ).

Sieve flour, baking powder and salt.

Add butter to milk and keep hot,

Beat eggs until thick. Gradually add sugar and continue beating for 5 minutes at medium speed.

Quickly stir in sieved ingredients. Stir till blended; add hot milk mixture, vanilla essence, honey and lemon / orange rind.

Blend thoroughly and pour into a paper - lined or greased round / square baking dish and bake at 180 * C or 350 * F for 25 - 30 minutes or a sewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. . Cool for a while before turning out onto wire rack.

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