Basic vanilla sponge

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Basic vanilla sponge Easy Food

Fills 2 x 20cm round sandwich tins, 1 x 20cm deep round cake tin, or 1 x 23 deep square tin. 


200g sugar
100g Kerrygold Unsalted Butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
190g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
200ml milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4. Grease and line your cake tin(s). 
  2. Cream the sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Combine the flour and baking powder. Beat into the butter mixture.
  4. Stir in the milk until smooth.
  5. Transfer to the prepared tin(s) and bake for 30-40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

This cake is a perfect match for this basic buttercream icing.


Per serving: 303kcals, 12g fat (7.1g saturated), 45.2g carbs (26.5g sugars), 4.8g protein, 0.7g fibre, 0.101g sodium.


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