Foolproof and really delicious - without anything special or pretentious. Whisk this up for 5 to 6 minutes on full speed until it triples in volume, turns almost white and is very light and fluffy. This is what makes it different to your average cake mixture. Whip up the cream then spread the bottom layer of cake with the jam, top with the cream, then the top half of the cake. Never again butter, this tastes much nicer. Grease and line two 20cm (8 in) round sandwich tins with baking parchment.  -  Good, but you will get an even lighter texture if you separate your eggs, beat the whites stiff with half the castor sugar and beat the egg yolks with the other half sugar. Sift the flour into a separate bowl, then sift again a little at a time into your egg mixture. 07 Sep 2015, Honestly I thought this recipe wouldn't taste delicious however, after I made it, it tasted SCRUMPTIOUS! Well, while in the middle of making the sponge cake, using oil - I discovered that there are NO instructions as to when to add the oil .. Oops! Yes add oil at the liquid stage. My cake rose beautifully, but as soon as I took it out it started to flop????? Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl, then add the caster sugar. Privacy policy. Will try this again! Dead easy too. This is the recipe I use when I need a basic sponge. Dead easy too. I'll never go back to using butter in my Victoria sponge. I made the cake it was perfect will make it again. 09 Apr 2015, Beautiful, Easy, Will definitely make again, I substitute about 20% of the flour with sifted cornflour which makes it even lighter. But right now, when creating something sweet and delicious quickly — and without dirtying a ton of dishes — is top of mind, my love for these easy, reliable cakes is at an all-time high. Please try again. Thank you {% member.data['first-name'] %}.Your comment has been submitted. So, I added it to the liquid ingredients, i.e., the oil and egg yolks - and it's all now in the oven .. Goodness knows how it will turn out! As also stated at no time does it tell you when to add the oil, I added mine with the egg yolk also do you add the cocoa powder plus all 500g of flour? And it's super easy. Copyright © 2020 Nigella Lawson, 125 millilitres cocoa powder (for a chocolate cake, which you will sift with the dry ingredients), 4⅖ fluid ounces unsweetened cocoa (for a chocolate cake, which you will sift with the dry ingredients). You will be amazed at how big a cake you will get. Bake for 20 minutes until golden on the surface. Something went wrong. Built by Embark. Pour into 2 20 cm greased cake tins and bake at 180C for 45 minutes. Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl, then add the caster sugar. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ©2020 Allrecipes.com, Inc. Light-as-air no butter Victoria sponge cake, 4 tablespoons strawberry or raspberry jam. -  The email addresses you've entered will not be stored and will only be used to send this email. Under the best of circumstances, I jump for joy when I stumble upon an oil-based cake recipe (a cake made with oil in place of butter). Solid 8 inch tin - bake for 50 mins Sokid 9 inch tin - bake for 65 mins 12 cup cakes - bake for 20 mons Ingredients are enough for 1 x 8 inch cake an 12 large cup cakes, Secret Ingredient To Guarantee A Light Fluffy Sponge. Good, but you will get an even lighter texture if you separate your eggs, beat the whites stiff with half the castor sugar and beat the egg yolks with the other half sugar. In a mixer, bet the egg yolks, water and vanilla until light and fluffy. Adding oil instructions aside this is an amazing cake and is perfect for moulding and shaping. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. 07 May 2015. Fold in each addition of flour into the mixture with a spatula or wooden spoon, being very careful not to knock air out of your egg mix. Grease and line two 20cm (8 in) round sandwich tins with baking parchment. You will be amazed at how big a cake you will get. It is crucial to fold the flour into the egg mixture gently, so as not to knock all the air out of them. Also, I use a silicon spatula to fold in the flour, plus its great for getting every last drop of mix out of the bowl. Will try this again! Unsalted butter also contains roughly 80% fat, 18% water and 2% milk solids so even in cake recipes where the butter is melted you can't switch vegetable oil directly for butter as oil is 100% fat and the cake could become too greasy or heavy. Leave in the tins to cool, then use a knife to go round the edge of the tin and separate the cake from it. I substitute about 20% of the flour with sifted cornflour which makes it even lighter. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. I noticed too late, I added it in with the egg yolk mixture.? That's the original Devonshire recipe - Devon is where you get the best cream cakes in the world. Never again butter, this tastes much nicer. Whisks at the ready! Oil Sponge Cake is a community recipe submitted by Markella and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe. Oil Sponge Cake is a community recipe submitted by Markella and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe. Add the dry ingredients to this mixture and beat well. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the mixture. Beautiful, Easy, Will definitely make again. Lovely recipe and will definitely use again. Sift all dry ingredients together In a mixer, bet the egg yolks, water and vanilla until light and fluffy. I tend to slide my palette knife underneath a little too, to help release it from the tin. Do you replace some of the flour with cocoa and what exactly is cake flour, I used sr flour and all flour plus the cocoa the result was disgusting, very heavy and close texture it went to the birds. Once all the flour is incorporated, divide the mix between the tins. Honestly I thought this recipe wouldn't taste delicious however, after I made it, it tasted SCRUMPTIOUS! That's the original Devonshire recipe - Devon is where you get the best cream cakes in the world. Dust with icing sugar, and enjoy! I find an electric hand whisk does the best job. -  In your oil sponge cake there is a mistake it does not show in the method where or when to add the oil.