Baking.. Coconut Sponge


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This weekend we decided to do some baking, K had won a little electric whisk at the school fair and was desperate to give it a try.

I raked through the cupboard and managed to scrape together the ingredients for a coconut sponge, all K really wanted to do was mix the eggs, so I cracked them in a bowl and let him whisk away while I did the rest.

The sponge recipe was very simple and I would normally just shove it all into a bowl together and mix it until it is smooth but given that he wanted to whisk the eggs I mixed the rest together and then let him add the eggs afterwards.

Ingredients where as follows

  • 4 eggs
  • few drops vanilla essence
  • 200g butter (yep I used real butter – the only alternative I had was flora light, please don’t bake with flora light :P)
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • tsp baking powder
  • 50g coconut
  • Jam for filling
  • Icing Sugar for dusting

Mix it all together in a bowl, put in to two cake trays and cook in a moderate oven for about 20mins, until firm, brown and when you stab it with a knife it comes out clean, spread jam over the bottom sponge, place the top sponge on and dust with icing sugar.

This is so easy and like all kids my lad loves to bake, it means that he can ‘help’ and we can have something worth eating at the end of it.

K loved making this cake, he doesn’t eat cake or biscuits so he hasn’t eaten any of it but he loved the making and that is why we do it with him. Maybe one day we will make something and he will eat it.

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