Butter Sponge Cake Recipe
If you are looking for something to serve with your English afternoon tea, why not try making one of these delicious buttery sponge cakes. This butter sponge cake recipe will give you a wonderful light and fluffy cake that is so tasty it is fantastic to eat just on its own.
This light and fluffy sponge cake recipe reminds me of cricket teas and English town hall get-togethers.
Easy Sponge Cake Recipe
There is nothing my daughter likes more than to do some baking (or cooking) with her Mum or Dad. There are a number of obvious reasons for this: firstly she absolutely adores cake (reason enough you might say!). Secondly, she loves licking the batter spoon and thirdly, it’s just a fun thing to do.
I think that teaching kids to cook is an important part of being a parent. My Mum certainly taught me much of what I know in the kitchen.
This light and fluffy sponge cake recipe is a good place to start cooking with your kids as it is so simple, and everyone will love the cake.
It does not cost much to make, it keeps my daughter busy and at the end, you have some delicious confectionery to consume when you are finished. Our cakes never last very long after we have baked them, I must say!
‘Let them eat cake‘ / ‘Let them eat brioche’ (or ‘Qu’ils mangent de la brioche’) as Marie Antoinette supposedly once famously said. We would agree with that!
In fact, this cake recipe is so easy to make, my little girlie has made a video for you to watch while we were making it, to try and make it even easier. Here she is – I hope you enjoy her video 😃
This is a great buttery cake to make as it really is very yummy and everyone will enjoy it.
How to make a sponge cake light and fluffy
The trick to making the cake light and fluffy is how well you cream together the butter and sugar. As you whisk these two ingredients it incorporates air into the batter which makes it light and fluffy.
It is, of course, easier to achieve this by using a mixer if you have one that can whisk until the mixture is a pale yellow colour and full of air. It is better if the butter is at room temperature. This process is known as creaming.
Victoria Sponge Cake
If you wish to go the extra mile you could even make a Victoria Sponge cake with this recipe as a base. You make two rounds (so twice the ingredients in the recipe).
One of the rounds you then need to cut flat with a bread knife when it has cooled down. And before you serve it up you add some freshly whipped cream and some strawberry or raspberry jam to make a sort of cake sandwich.
I hope you enjoy trying out this moist sponge cake recipe. If you do try it then please let me know how you get on in the comments section below. How easy did you find it to make and was it tasty?
How to Make a Butter Sponge Cake
Make one of these for afternoon tea or elevenses.
Some other ideas of tasty things you can bake with your kids:
Or this is a great idea if you have a kids party: