Get Baking With Our Simple Cake Recipe For Beginners

Baking AccessoriesStuck for something to do with the kids over the bank holiday? Why not have a go at baking something tasty. If you’re a beginner in the kitchen then the best thing to do is a plain sponge cake. The basic recipe is easy to do and it can be jazzed up later with various exciting toppings, or cut in half and filled with jam to make a classic Victoria sponge.

Here’s a simple recipe to get you started…..


  • 8oz (225g) caster sugar
  • 8oz (225g) butter or butter substitute
  • 4 eggs
  • 8oz (225g) self-raising flour
  • A few drops of vanilla essence

What to do

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5
  • With our range of silicone cake moulds there is no need to grease with butter. If you have an ordinary cake tin you will need to do this
  • Beat the eggs and add the ingredients to a large bowl
  • Mix together with an electric whisk. Put the mixture in the mould
  • Place on a baking tray in the middle of the oven and bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove mould and cool on a wire rack
  • Decorate however you like! You could try areally chocolaty topping with icing and buttons, or a more fruity topping with fresh strawberries and blueberries. The possibilities are endless

Then all that is left to do is enjoy your delicious cake if all has gone according to plan.

If you find that your cake has not cooked after the correct amount of cooking time and your oven is not heating properly then there is a chance there could be a problem with your heating element.

At BuySpares we have a whole range of replacement cooker heating elements to suit ovens from most leading manufacturers as well as help and advice with many other cooker problems, including loose fitting door seals and blown oven lamps.

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