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Sand Cake – Seriously the Most Perfect of All CakesPlease Note - Does Not Contain Actual Sand!

A Sand Cake is a very old-fashioned cake like a cross between a light sponge and a heavy butter cake.  It makes for a wonderful birthday cake and can be made in large batches. It freezes really really well and…

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A Sand Cake is a very old-fashioned cake like a cross between a light sponge and a heavy butter cake.

 It makes for a wonderful birthday cake and can be made in large batches. It freezes really really well and is great iced, buttered – or just plain on its own! Plus it has easy, basic ingredients that every kitchen will have, and it is very very economical to make!

I’ve been making Sand Cake for about 25 years now, and it is still one of the best recipes I have on hand as it works every single time!

Sahm

serves
8
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
6
difficulty
Easy
rating (click to rate)
4.0 based on 142 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Flour Self-Raising
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour (or custard powder)
  • 125 grams Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar Caster
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a greased pan with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Using electric beaters, beat for 6 minutes until pale and creamy.
  5. Spread evenly into the loaf pan.
  6. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Stand for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.

Notes

Recipe Hints and Tips:
  • This Sand Cake can be made in bulk batches.
  • The recipe is suitable for freezing.  Cool the cake to room temperature and double wrap in plastic wrap.  It will last in the freezer for up to four weeks un-iced.

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