Thursday, 15 May 2008


A delicious sponge cake that’s fit for a queen!
· 125g butter, softened
· 2 tsps Taylor & Colledge Natural Vanilla Extract
· 1 tsps Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste
· 1¼ cups (275g) caster sugar
· 3 large eggs
· 1 cup (150g) plain flour
· ½ cup (150g) self-raising flour
· ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
· ½ cup (125ml) milk
Vanilla Icing:
· ¾ cup icing sugar mixture
· 2 tsps Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste
· 1 tbsp milk
· Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Dusting Sugar to serve
1. Preheat oven to moderately slow (160°C). Grease deep 20cm-round cake pan and line base with baking paper.

2. Beat ingredients in medium bowl on low speed with electric mixer until just combined. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth and has changed to a paler colour. Pour mixture into prepared pan.

3. Bake cake in preheated oven about 1¼ hours.

4. Stand cake 5 minutes, then turn onto wire rack; turn cake top-side up to cool. Drizzle with Vanilla icing.
Serves: 6-8

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