Cotton Sponge Cake

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Bailey

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“This is my favourite Cotton Sponge Cake made with my Grandmother’s special recipe!”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
25
min.
Preparation
60
min.
Baking
10
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-10+
eggs
½ self raising flour
⅓ caster sugar
79 ml olive oil
60 ml milk
3 drops vinegar
1 pinch salt
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 2 ovens
  • cake tin
  • baking paper
  • sieve
  • microwave
  • bowl
  • 3 whisks
  • electric beater
  • silicon spatula
  • Step 1/14

    Preheat fan forced oven to 160°C
    • oven

    Preheat fan forced oven to 160°C

  • Step 2/14

    Line a cake tin with baking paper.
    • cake tin
    • baking paper

    Line a cake tin with baking paper.

  • Step 3/14

    Sieve the self raising flour in a bowl.
    • sieve

    Sieve the self raising flour in a bowl.

  • Step 4/14

    Measure olive oil in a bowl and place the bowl in a microwave for 30 seconds.
    • 79 ml olive oil
    • microwave
    • bowl

    Measure olive oil in a bowl and place the bowl in a microwave for 30 seconds.

  • Step 5/14

    Add little bit of self raising flour at a time to oil and stir with a whisk.
    • ½ self raising flour
    • whisk

    Add little bit of self raising flour at a time to oil and stir with a whisk.

  • Step 6/14

    Add milk to oil and flour mixture and mix well until a dough like substance.
    • 60 ml milk
    • whisk

    Add milk to oil and flour mixture and mix well until a dough like substance.

  • Step 7/14

    Seperate egg yolk from egg white. Place egg yolk in mixture and leave egg white aside. Then mix together.
    • eggs
    • whisk

    Seperate egg yolk from egg white. Place egg yolk in mixture and leave egg white aside. Then mix together.

  • Step 8/14

    Add a pinch of salt and a couple drops of vinegar to the egg white.
    • 3 drops vinegar
    • 1 pinch salt

    Add a pinch of salt and a couple drops of vinegar to the egg white.

  • Step 9/14

    Slowly add caster sugar to egg white while you use an electric beater to make the egg white till it is light and fluffy.
    • ⅓ caster sugar
    • electric beater

    Slowly add caster sugar to egg white while you use an electric beater to make the egg white till it is light and fluffy.

  • Step 10/14

    Slowly fold egg white into the mixture until light and fluffy.
    • silicon spatula

    Slowly fold egg white into the mixture until light and fluffy.

  • Step 11/14

    Pour mixture into your prepared cake tin and tap out any air bubbles.
    • cake tin

    Pour mixture into your prepared cake tin and tap out any air bubbles.

  • Step 12/14

    Place cake tin into a larger tin sitting in a base of water.
    • cake tin

    Place cake tin into a larger tin sitting in a base of water.

  • Step 13/14

    Place in oven for 1 hour.
    • oven

    Place in oven for 1 hour.

  • Step 14/14

    Take out of the oven, cut, and enjoy!

    Take out of the oven, cut, and enjoy!