Rose Petal Sponge

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
What to Eat Now (Spring & Summer)

By Valentine Warner

Published 2009

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This cake is heaven-sent from the angels’ tea trolley. It may be a bit girlie, but, hey, I can live with that. As sponges are not my forte, the following cakey directions are from the excellent Justine Pattison, my tireless kitchen aid. Her sponges float from the plate, whereas mine have been known to dent car doors.


  • 60 g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 4 large free-range eggs, (at room temperature)
  • 150 g</


Unless you are lucky enough to own 3 x 18cm loose-based sandwich tins, you’ll need to cook the sponges in 2 batches. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line the bottom of 2 x 18cm loose-based sandwich tins with baking paper. Butter the tins generously on the bottoms and sides to pr