Basic Sponge Cake


Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 × 18 cm

    layered cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in

Lisa Clark Everyday

Lisa Clark Everyday

By Lisa Clark

Published 2018

  • About

My daughter Aerin loves to bake and is super creative.

I came home from work the other day and she had baked a cake – nothing out of the ordinary about that, but she had decorated the cake perfectly using heart-shaped cookie cutters. Genius!


  • 250 g butter, at room temperature
  • 250 g castor sugar
  • 5


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Line two 18 cm cake tins.
  2. Cream the butter and castor sugar together until softened. Add the vanilla essence and gradually bea