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Sunday, January 22, 2012

A delicious sponge~

I  have been enjoying viewing BBC Food and Lifestyle, in particular the series on the delicious Miss Dahl....
she embraces femininity and she is an excellent cook....I loved her recipes on Nostalgia.......
here is her delicious Victorian Sponge Cake ~ it is light and fluffy and easy peasy~

the recipe~
225g castor sugar
225g butter
225g self raising flour
zest of 1 orange
4 eggs

Blend together the castor sugar and  the butter 'til  light and fluffy. Add the sifted flour.
Whisk the 4 eggs together in a bowl and then add to the mixture.
Grease and flour 2 cake tins. Bake in the oven at 180deg C for 25 to 30 minutes.
Ice when cooled as desired.


  1. It does sound good and easy Shel..I wonder if I could catch her on Youtube?With the organza and all the pink:) Lovely!

  2. Hello Monique, yes,when I googled her real name last night I saw that you can download on YOu Tube...she truely is delightful...and I love her programs.
    Have a super week.

  3. Thank you for you sweet comments. I'm following you back. Come by anytime for some puddin n pie!

  4. Beautiful post - lovely sponge - I have Sophie Dahl's cookbooks and love them - she is not shown in the US on tv but I'd love to watch :)
    Mary x

  5. Thank you. She is just great! I'm going to try to get my hands on her book too.
    Thanks Georgie for following, I'll sure will stop by soon.

  6. Just the most ethereal pictures ever! Love it. You make everything so pretty! I am jealous of you with all the snow coming down and freezing weather!!! Enjoy for me!

  7. Hi Shel,
    I am taking a break from unpacking and decided to has been awhile!
    Your cake sounds wonderful! What is castor sugar? I am lost with your g's too! lol It looks so pretty with your ribbon and pink. Of course, you know I LOVE pink!
    So happy to visit your your pics
    Hugs,Kisses and Blessings My friend,

  8. Hello Elaine
    Thank you for your sweet message. I always use google to convert. They are pretty good.
    Castor is a refined white sugar here in SA...not the same as powder sugar though.
    Where have you moved to...and hope you are all settled?
    Hugs right back to you my friend.

  9. Hello, Shel, and thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment on my Heritage Cake post! I got one of Sophie Dahl's cookbooks from the library last year and loved paging through the recipes. This sponge cake recipe sounds delightful.