A Sand Cake is a very old-fashioned cake like a cross between a light sponge and a heavy butter cake.
It makes for a wonderful birthday cake and can be made in large batches. It freezes really really well and is great iced, buttered – or just plain on its own! Plus it has easy, basic ingredients that every kitchen will have, and it is very very economical to make!
I’ve been making Sand Cake for about 25 years now, and it is still one of the best recipes I have on hand as it works every single time!
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Line a greased 20 cm round cake pan with non-stick baking paper.
Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
Using electric beaters, beat for 6 minutes until pale and creamy.
Spread evenly into the cake pan.
Cook for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Stand for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
Recipe Hints and Tips:
- This Sand Cake can be made in bulk batches.
- The recipe is suitable for freezing. Cool the cake to room temperature and double wrap in plastic wrap. It will last in the freezer for up to four weeks un-iced.