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Hot Butter Sponge    Veg   HT  CBF  Welsh  30mins


Makes one 18cm/7 inch cake    Hot  Vegetarian  Dried Fruit  Cakes Baked Fayre  Wales  British Europe



100g/4oz Softened Butter

75g/3oz Caster Sugar

3 Eggs

50g/2oz Sultanas

175g/6oz Self-Raising Flour

1 tbsp Milk

For the filling

100g/4oz Softened Butter

1/4 teasp Ground Cinnamon

For the topping

25g/1oz Softened Butter

2 tbsp Demerara Sugar



1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 and grease 2 18cm/7inch sandwich tins with 25g/1oz of the butter and line the bases with greaseproof paper.


2. In a mixing bowl, cream together rest of the butter and caster sugar until pale and fluffy then gradually beat in the eggs. Fold in the sultanas, flour and milk.


3. Divide the mixture between the tins and smooth over the surfaces with a palette knife. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.


4. Meanwhile, make the filling by mixing together the butter and cinnamon in a bowl.


5. In another bowl, mix together the butter and the Demerara sugar to make the butter icing topping.


6. To serve - remove sponges from oven and turn onto a cake wire. Whilst still hot, spread the filling over one sponge then place the other sponge on top and spread the topping over. Serve immediately whilst still warm.



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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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