• Serves 16
  • Makes 2
  • 1 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 6 Ingredients


This is a very light sponge recipe, it is not the normal one I make as I have misplaced the very old recipe but this was another one given to me many years ago.

Ingredients (serves 16 | makes 2 cakes)

  • 4 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup custard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Of bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon of tartar


  1. Separate eggs, beat whites with salt until soft peaks form.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beat until dissolved , add egg yolks, beat for 1 minute.
  3. fold in sifted dry ingredients. Pour into 2 deep cake tins ( don't forget to grease tins You can half the ingredients if you don't want a thick sponge cake when joining or you can make 2 sponges and slice down the middle to get 2 cakes. Picture is one cake.
  4. Bake in a moderate a moderate oven 20-25min When cool slice and add whipped cream and custard in the centre or whipped cream and jelly. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
  5. I cooked this one in the Airfryer, I have not got settings and temperature correct as yet so because I checked it thinking it was cooked, but it wasn't, the cake actually sunk. I just placed this on the bottom so you cannot tell.

  • Look’s delicious,this is one to make for Mum,she loves a good sponge cake!


  • This looks positively delicious with the custard in the middle!!


  • Thanks for sharing this yummy looking recipe.


  • Yum! A good old sponge. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!


  • The perfect looking sponge!!! Thanks


  • I have tried to edit this recipe but the details are not updating although it does say that it has. If you want to bake this then change the custard powder to 1/4 cup and also add 3/4 cup of cornflour. Sorry about the mistake but I have tried to fix it.


  • Oh lovely! I always struggle to find a good sponge recipe.


  • an unusual recipe using custard powder, looks delicious

    • I have many recipes that use custard powder.


  • I’ve never had any success making sponge cakes, they usually turn out like circular paving bricks. I’d love to try this recipe, but I noticed that it doesn’t have any flour in it. Is this the way the recipe is meant to be, or was it missed in the ingredient list? Thanks for your help with my question, I appreciate it, as I don’t want to waste 4 eggs if I haven’t got the rest of the ingredients right.

    • Custard powder is based on corn flour so that would replace flour in the ingredients list. Hope your sponge turns out : )

      • I didn’t know that about the custard powder. Thanks for the tip.

      • Sorry it must have been a typo 3/4 cup of cornflour is missing.


  • Love it


  • I shared this with family and friends, it just melted in your mouth.


  • Looks great thanks for sharing :)


  • lemon curd in the middle would be nice too!


  • this would be so irresistible :)


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