Deliciously Fluffy: Odlums Sponge Cake Recipe

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Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

Point: This traditional sponge cake recipe is a crowd favorite and perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients:
– 200g Odlums self-raising flour
– 200g butter, softened
– 200g caster sugar
– 4 eggs
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– Jam and whipped cream, to fill

Classic Victoria Sandwich Recipe  Odlums
Classic Victoria Sandwich Recipe Odlums

Steps:
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease two 8-inch round cake tins.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour with each egg to prevent curdling.
4. Stir in the vanilla extract and gently fold in the remaining flour until well combined.
5. Divide the batter evenly between the cake tins and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
7. Once cooled, spread jam on one cake layer and whipped cream on the other before sandwiching them together.
8. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

Lemon Drizzle Sponge Cake

Point: This zesty twist on a classic sponge cake is bursting with fresh citrus flavor.

Ingredients:
– 200g Odlums self-raising flour
– 200g butter, softened
– 200g caster sugar
– 4 eggs
– Zest of 2 lemons
– Juice of 1 lemon
– 100g icing sugar

Steps:
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease and line a loaf tin.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour with each egg to prevent curdling.
4. Stir in the lemon zest and juice before gently folding in the remaining flour until well combined.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. While the cake is still warm, mix the icing sugar with enough lemon juice to make a runny glaze.
7. Prick the top of the cake with a fork and drizzle the glaze over the top.
8. Leave to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Chocolate Marble Sponge Cake

Point: Indulge your sweet tooth with this decadent chocolate marble sponge cake that is sure to impress.

Ingredients:
– 200g Odlums self-raising flour
– 200g butter, softened
– 200g caster sugar
– 4 eggs
– 2 tbsp cocoa powder
– 2 tbsp hot water

Steps:
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease and line a 9-inch round cake tin.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour with each egg to prevent curdling.
4. Divide the batter in half, and mix the cocoa powder and hot water into one half.
5. Alternate spoonfuls of the plain and chocolate batter into the cake tin until all the mixture is used up.
6. Use a skewer to swirl the two batters together to create a marble effect.
7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
9. Slice and enjoy this delicious chocolatey treat.