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Cinnamon Sponge

Cinnamon Sponge

With a hint of spice and an irresistible crumb, this Cinnamon Sponge is the ultimate afternoon treat, you'll have friends and family begging for the recipe.

Cinnamon Sponge

Serves 6

  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 20g butter
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 300ml cream
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp hot water

How to make this Cinnamon Sponge:

1 Preheat oven to 180˚C. Grease and line bases of two 18cm (base) sandwich pans with baking paper. Using an electric beater, beat eggs and sugar for 10 minutes or until thick and pale. Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon over mixture. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold flour mixture through batter.

2 Combine butter and boiling water in a small bowl and stir until butter has melted. Add to sponge mixture; gently stir until combined. Spoon mixture into prepared pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cakes are golden and spring back when lightly pressed in the centre. Turn cakes 
out onto a wire rack to cool.

3 Place one cake onto a serving plate. Whip cream; evenly spoon 
over cake. Top with remaining cake. Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add lemon juice and hot water, stirring, until icing reaches desired consistency. Spoon icing evenly over sponge cake. Serve.

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