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True Sponge Cake (No Fat)

Published Monday, 12 October, 2009

Serves: 8



  • 80 grams (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 80 grams (4 oz) Sieved self-raising flour
  • 110 grams of Hartley's Smooth Squeezy Jam


Prep Time: 0hrs 15 mins

Cooking Time: 0hrs 30 mins

1) Break eggs in a bowl, add sugar and whisk well until thick, creamy and almost white in colour. The mixture should leave a trail when the whisk is removed. This step is VERY IMPORTANT, if the mixture isn't whisked enough the cake won't work, it will come out rubbery.

2) Lightly fold flour into mixture (best use a metal spoon)

3) Pour into well-greased 18cm. (7in.) cake tin.

4) Bake in moderate oven 180c, 35f, gas mark 4 for about 30 mins. (Avoid opening oven door during baking)

5) When cool slice and spread with Hartley's Squeezy Jam and low-fat whipped cream.


As this cake has no fat it is very important to beat the eggs and sugar really well.

Obviously it's easier to use an electric mixer. If you whisk by hand place the bowl over hot water to give a faster result


  • Mary symons 2 years ago

    There is fat in egg yolk so fatless sponge is misnomer

  • Jessica 4 years ago

    Egg ylk contain fat! Not fat free!

  • Jasper 5 years ago

    This is not fat free! Egg yolk contains 23g/100g.

  • Anita Chapman 5 years ago

    Very helpful

  • Anushka 5 years ago

    I tried it .It worked well,tasted good.I would reccomend this recipe to be tried by everyone

  • Katreena 5 years ago

    It seems to be a very nice recipe but though i tried it didn't work out well.

  • Avanthika 5 years ago

    Very bad my was completely spoiled. :(

  • Anisah 5 years ago

    Very good although i have not tried it

  • Khurshid Ali 5 years ago

    Very nice ,i try make it..

  • Poop 5 years ago

    You are sooo bad at cooking.

  • Tony 5 years ago

    I hate you guys.

  • Pinancassdan 6 years ago

    V nice but cooks unusually, it burns on the bottom! You have to whisk it out the second it looks done on the top.

  • VIVEK 6 years ago

    Sponge cake is very testy but making eggs miture so hard

  • Dee 6 years ago

    It very tastyy............!!!!!!

  • Minks 123 6 years ago

    I loved it i used buttercream icing instead so yummy (:

  • Me. 7 years ago

    How many servings though?
    i've calculated it to be about 746 kcal without the jam, but how many servings?

  • Eileen 7 years ago

    I used my food processer for eggs and sugar, added a little chocolate pawder to mix. Fantastic

  • Baby G 7 years ago

    This was very help full

  • Steph 7 years ago

    Really nice! A lot of work whisking by hand but a dollop of jam on, and its worth the effort!

  • flick 9 years ago

    I made this cake and got 8 out of 10 from my husband. (I added the zest of 2 lemons to the mixture.) He said it was a bit dry so I put in some home made plum jam and it was delicious.rnThanks for the tip to keep beating until there is a trail from the whisks. It really worked.

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