South African Basic Sponge Cake

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Missy Wombat

From the "Ask Asha" column of the Sunday Times in Durban.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Using a deep, dry bowl beat egg whites until stiff.
  3. Add the sugar gradually and continue beating until thick.
  4. Add the yolks and beat lightly.
  5. Sift the dry ingredients gently over and mix in lightly.
  6. Fold in the margarine and water.
  7. Pour into two prepared tins and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  9. Fill and sandwich with jam and cream.
  10. Sift icing sugar on top of cake.
  11. HINT: To prepare baking pan, brush lightly with oil.
  12. Cut out brown paper to fit base.
  13. Place at the bottom of the pan and then brush paper with oil.

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