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  • Writer's pictureJill Stewart

Jill Bakes | Old-School Sponge Cake

Jill - a young woman with blonde hair, standing in a kitchen smiling, with a whisk and bowl in hand.

This is the easiest cake to make but absolutely one of my favourites! I love it on its own or served with custard for those old-school memories!

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie


For the cake:

225g butter or spread

225g caster sugar

285g self-raising flour

2 tsp baking powder

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract or paste

4 tbsp milk

For the icing:

200g icing sugar

31/2 tbsp milk

Sprinkles of choice

Old-School Sponge Cake


Preheat oven to 160 degrees fan. Line a 9x13 inch traybake tin with baking paper.

Mix all the ingredients together in a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer for 2 minutes.

Pour into the lined tin. Cook in the oven for

28-35 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean.

Remove from the tin onto a cooling rack and peel off the baking paper gently. Allow to cool fully before topping with the icing.

Mix the icing sugar and milk in a bowl until it's fairly thick in consistency so that it won't run straight off the cake.

Top with sprinkles and enjoy. Serve with custard for an old-school pudding!


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with almost 55,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

Jill - a young woman with blonde hair, standing in a kitchen smiling, with a whisk and bowl in hand.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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