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Sand Cake – Seriously the Most Perfect of All CakesPlease Note - Does Not Contain Actual Sand!

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…

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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!

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serves
8
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
6
difficulty
Easy
rating (click to rate)
4.1 based on 103 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Flour Self-Raising
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour (or custard powder)
  • 125 grams Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar Caster
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a greased pan with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Using electric beaters, beat for 6 minutes until pale and creamy.
  5. Spread evenly into the loaf pan.
  6. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Stand for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.

Notes

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.

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