This is a true family favourite and the cake I ask to have made for my birthday!
It sounds like a really simple cake, but it tastes beautiful and whenever we have family gatherings and a range of desserts on offer, this cake is the first thing to go. You have to be quick at these gatherings or you miss out.
To my mind this is the best sponge cake ever. It is light and fluffy and when filled with whipped cream, there is simply nothing better. I’m not really sure what makes it so special and so different to other sponge cakes – perhaps it’s the custard powder that gets added.
Although this is a simple cake, it can at times be frustrating to make. You can cook the cake mixture perfectly and set it out of the oven to cool only to have the middle sag on you for what seems to be no good reason. So it can be frustrating, but when it works it is all worth it – trust me on this.
This recipe has been handed down through the family and we will continue to do so.