Monday, 27 October 2014

Almond Sponge Cake (with sunflower oil) - very easy and quick

Oven: 350 deg. F
2 eggs (medium)
just a little less than 1 cup of caster sugar
1/2 cup of milk - semi-skimmed is fine
1/3 cup of sunflower oil
3/4 cup of self-raising flour (or plain flour plus 3/4 tsp. baking powder)
1/4 cup of ground almonds
few drops of vanilla, and almond essence.

(can add: large handful of sultanas or sour dried cherries -  dredged with some of the flour)

1. Beat the eggs and sugar together well.
2. Add the milk - beat.
3. Add the oil - beat.
4. Add the flour and ground almonds. Stir in the essences and combine well but dont overbeat.
5. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake for 30 - 40 mins. - approx.

Test the center with a skewer to make sure it's cooked through.

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