Old school sponge

If you went to school in England then you are most likely to have tried or at least seen this type of cake. When I first saw it again all the memories of being in primary school came flooding back to me. Seeing the pink icing topped with hundreds and thousands, it was like I could taste it again. I haven't come across a person who doesn't like this cake, so I decided to share the recipe for those who either have never tried it or haven't had it since their school days!

300g butter
275g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
300g self raising flour
4 eggs

Icing sugar
Pink food colouring
Hundreds and thousands

1 - Grease or line your tray

2 - Preheat the oven to 160℃/365℉

3 - Mix together the butter and sugar

4 - Add in the eggs, slowly adding in the flour

5 - Pour your mixture in the tray and bake for 25-30 minutes

6 - Leave until completely cool before starting on the icing

7 - Mix together the icing sugar, water and food colouring to create a thicker paste

8 - Pour the icing on top of the cake, whilst still in the tray

9 - Sprinkle on some hundreds and thousands 

10 - Leave until complete set and serve with some custard! (My favourite way)

If you make this, make sure to tag me on Instagram and Twitter
so I can see all of your creations!


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