Mumvember – a month of FUN

November 4th, 2011 | Posted by Sara in Being a mum | Home | Life

I’ve decided to jump on board with Fat Mum Slim’s Kidspot Social Mumvember challenge.

Days 1 – 3 were pretty easy for me & day 4 was set to be a charm as I LOVE baking (the Farmer was quite excited when he discovered I was pregnant – I was going to be a stay at home mum & bake everyday – oh how wrong was he!). However I realised this morning that not all mums love baking!

The twitter conversation this morning was filled with mums talking about how they had to pick up a quick packet mix cake or similar to complete todays task. I HATE packet cakes, although a few years ago they were the only thing I would bake. I have now found that making cakes from scratch not only tastes better but is also a lot more impressive, without too much more work! It need not be hard to do either & you probably have all the ingredients in the pantry already.

So here it is – the easiest, yummiest sponge cake recipe I have made – the recipe can be found on the website – but I have copied it below just in case you need it quickly!


180g cubed butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 1/4 cups (185g) self-raising flour

1/4 cup (40g) plain flour

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup (125ml) milk

1 tbs caster sugar, extra

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbs melted butter


Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 20cm-round cake pan with baking paper. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla together until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift flours and cinnamon together. Fold in alternately with milk in 2 batches. Spoon into pan and smooth surface. Bake for 1 hour or until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Carefully turn out onto a wire rack. Mix extra sugar, cinnamon and melted butter together. Pour over cake and set aside to cool. Serve.

This post is linking in with Yay for Homes – Things I Know Friday

I love baking – whats your favourite recipe, post it (or the link to it) below & I will try some out!

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