For me personally (as a non-baker) the greatest fulfilment is baking a cake that actually works.
This is a doddle!
My son and I now know this recipe off-by-heart.
He tells me the amounts each time we do the weighing...that helps, as I can forget!
I really hope my son will always know how to bake this cake...and I can imagine it will impress quite a few girls when he's older.
The recipe is in actual fact based on your simple Victorian Sponge recipe with a generous handful of raisins. Simple as that.
It was Gabriel who decided to add the raisins. They sink to the bottom of the cake - the WI probably wouldn't approve but it's delicious!
I probably don't need to tell you the ingredients...
- 150g softened butter or marg (olive oil spread is fine too)
- 150g caster sugar (or any other sugar you may have)
- 3 medium eggs
- 150g self raising flour - (wheat free flour works too - Dove's Farm do a good one)
- A generous handful of raisins
In the oven on 180 for only 25 minutes.
It's the making and having a giggle that's important. Oh, and eating the lot before Daddy comes home!
Ping, just out the oven! Nom Nom.