For 6 portions you need

4 oz. margarine or butter 4 oz. castor sugar 2 large eggs 4 oz. self-raising flour (or plain flour and 1 level teaspoon baking powder)


3 tablespoons jam


castor or sieved icing sugar

  • Cream the butter and sugar until soft and light.
  • Whisk eggs, beat gradually into the butter mixture, if the mixture shows signs of curdling add a little sieved flour.
  • Fold in sieved flour with a metal spoon, taking care not to overhandle.
  • Put into greased and floured or lined tins.
  • Bake for time and temperature given.
  • Test cakes before removing from oven - press gently with finger, if no impression remains cake is cooked.
  • Cool on a wire cooling tray, sandwich with jam, top with sugar.

Oven temperature moderate 375°F - Gas Mark 4-5 Oven position: about 2 rungs from top of oven