Sooo easy to make yet so good! Me and my best friend make it all the time !

dasha

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 8 inch cake
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch cake pan and line with a circle of parchment paper.

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  • Beat the margarine and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the margarine mixture before adding the next. Fold in the flour until only small lumps remain; pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 24.3g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 347.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
So easy. Thought it would be bland but this is really good. Even my husband who doesn't like sweets liked this. Don't change a thing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/30/2011
Dry. Hard. Unappetizing. I followed the recipe verbatim and was sorely disappointed. Read More
(5)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
So easy. Thought it would be bland but this is really good. Even my husband who doesn't like sweets liked this. Don't change a thing. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2009
I couldn't find a petit four recipe on this site that had any good reviews I used this recipe. To fill a 9" x 13" pan I had to double the recipe. It only took 8 extra minutes in the oven. I sliced it in half filled it with the layer of peach preserves and cut it into 1.5" x 1.5" squares. And then I iced it with the "Frosting for Petits Fours" recipe. Turned out perfect for petit fours! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
Followed the ratios but substituted 1/8th of a cup of self raising flour with cocoa powder for a chocolate sponge cake. Excellent - lovely light texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
This is a perfect recipe! Especially if you need something last minute & don't want to go to the store. Like the previous reviewer I thought this might be a bit bland but since I had all the ingredients on hand I thought I'd give it a try and it is delicious! It doesn't need anything added to it but at the same time it's perfect because can be played with to suit everyone's taste. I prefer it as is and my boyfriend likes it with powdered sugar or cinnamon or with yogurt. Thank you for sharing your recipe Dasha!:D Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2009
I used unsalted butter instead of margarine. I also added a tsp of vanilla extract. This was perfect for strawberry shortcake. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2011
This was a great base for strawberries and whipped cream. The resulting cake was more of a shortcake than a sponge cake. I followed the directions exactly as written but found the recipe to be slightly flawed. The directions state to mix the margarine and sugar in a large bowl but in a large bowl they can't blend effectively. The small amount of ingredients called for by this recipe would blend better in a smaller bowl. I would recommend the addition of some vanilla or almond extract for a little more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2009
It's very easy to make! I've used 1 cup unsalted butter, 3/4 cup of white sugar, 4 eggs, 2 cup of self-rising flour to make 12 delicous cupcakes. I've also added 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence. My son loves it and even helped me to mix the batter! Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
09/30/2011
Dry. Hard. Unappetizing. I followed the recipe verbatim and was sorely disappointed. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2010
i did not change anything and it was super delicious. this is going to be my favorite sponge cake Read More
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