I’ve decided to honour National Day’s Not Saints days or but all the odd, weird, funny National Days we hear about on the web.
So today is #NationalDay Sponge Cake
The earliest known recipe for a sponge cake is from the book “The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman” by English author & poet Gervase Markham in 1615.
My Mums recipe was always 2, 2, 4, 4. That’s two eggs, two sugar, four flower & four butter or margarine. She could make one of these in no time when I was younger.
A later version of this type of cake was the Victoria Sponge, named after Queen Victoria, who was known to enjoy a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea. Can’t say I blame her as a good sponge cake filled with jam & cream takes some beating.
We had a sponge cake layer in our wedding cake as I’m not a lover of fruit cake, I know a lot of couple do this.
How do you like your cake?
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