Plain Cake


Plain and simple (sponge) cake.

This is an English recipe.

This recipe contains the following types of ingredient: eggs; dairy and honey; plants and fungi.


50 g
150 g
self raising flour
150 g
Traidcraft FAIRTRADE caster sugar
hens egg



Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4 (180 °C; 350 °F).

Line a 9 inch baking tin with clingfilm.

Cream the margarine and sugar in a mixing bowl with the back of a spoon until smooth.

Beat in the egg.

Fold in the flour.

The mixture should be at a dropping consistency, i.e. "should slide off a spoon reluctantly after a few seconds". If too stiff, add milk 10 ml at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.

Place the mixture in the tin and spread out with the back of a spoon, or with a spatula.


Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Allow to cool before turning out onto a wire cooling rack.