Whenever I have friends coming over unexpectedly for a cup of something, I will make this quick and easy sponge cake.  Here is the plain version, but you can add a few drops espresso coffee and decorate with coffee butter cream and walnuts or add cocoa powder and decorate with chocolate butter cream and grated 90% dark chocolate.

If you have children coming, then this will also make little buns.  


Weigh three eggs

the same weight each of:


caster sugar

self raising flour

Filling of your choice – whipped cream, butter cream, matching jams with fresh fruit to decorate the top, lemon curd… 


Set the oven to 180C. Butter 2 sandwich tins with a 20cm diameter

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, and then slowly add the beaten egg.

Fold in the sifted flour and spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tins

Bake for 20 minutes. Leave to cool and then remove from the tins

Fill and decorate…

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JULIE DAVENPORT is a Fine Art Lifestyle Photographer, a Creative and generous in sharing tips and hints for Photography, Creativity and a Creative Lifestyle. She has one goal – to inspire and empower creatives and aspiring photographers with heart centred education, support and encouragement to guide them to achieve their vision. Known for her signature style painterly touch and love of light and elegant composition, she draws much of her inspiration from Scandinavian painters and the seasonal rhythms of country life in her beloved Cotswold countryside in the UK. After a lifetime spent in photography, her work has now grown into a full time photography and education business - specialising in professional online training and inspiring other creatives, designers, makers and photographers. Through her depth of knowledge of her subject and unwavering passion, she has become THE authority for creative souls looking for heart centred education, support and encouragement to guide them through to achieve their vision.