This is probably my favorite cake to make. I think it is the first cake I ever learned to make - a very basic sponge cake. I copied the recipe from one of my mother's cookbooks when I was in my early teens. I still have the old note book in which I wrote out the recipe, now rather smudged from frequent use. The quantities are given in pounds, but when I was at university, I didn't have a scales, so, converted the quantities to cups, which I pencilled in.
This is the cake I always make when I want a quick cake for tea or a snack. It's made with ingredients that are staples and I almost always have on hand.
The recipe as written down in my note book:
"Cream together 1/4 lb. butter and 1/2 lb. sugar until pale in colour. Add 2 eggs, one at a time unbeaten, beating well after each addition. Gradually fold in 1/2 lb. sifted flour with 3 level tsp. baking powder to the mixture with 1/2 cup milk. Lastly add vanilla essence and salt. Bake in a moderately hot oven for 30 min. Serve with jam or butter icing on top."
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