Inky Bumblebee’s guide to a basic sponge

I’ve been baking since I was little. Well, when I was really little I remember sitting on the worktop watching my mum bake – that’s basically the same thing, right? And while I love books, I also love cake, and what I’d really like to do is combine my love of both into something delicious.

But you can’t just decorate a sponge, you actually have to make one too.

What follows is the basic sponge recipe as taught to me by my mum (thanks, Mum) and it involves only four ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter
  • Self-raising flour
  • Egg(s) (make sure they’re room temperature before you start) (more…)