Baking can be the perfect therapy and this sponge cake is the best way to start your journey into the wonderful world of baking. A simple sponge cake made with refined flour, eggs, butter and sugar can be the basis to make a number of delicious cakes and desserts.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350 ºF/Gas Mark 4. Line and grease an eight-inch round cake tin. Melt the butter and set it aside to cool.
Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence till light and creamy.
Gradually fold in the flour, stirring with a light hand only in one direction. Stir in the melted butter. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for twenty-five to thirty minutes, till well risen and golden brown on top. Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
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