All in one sponge cake

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Lozzasaurus73

All in one sponge cake

Has anybody else had problems with Delia's all in one sponge cake? I've made it twice now from the recipe on this website page and both times the sponges haven't risen.

I have followed the recipe exactly (6oz flour, 6oz butter, 6oz sugar and 3 eggs) on both occasions. Our oven is fan assisted so rather than putting it on 170 I put the oven onto 150.

Maybe this is the problem I thought. So I watched the video of Delia making the cake and she actually used different measurements (4oz flour, 4oz margerine (not butter), 4oz sugar and 2 eggs).

What I would be interested to know is has anybody tried the video version of this recipe - or has anybody made the recipe version on the web page and it's worked OK?

I'm getting very frustrated now with ending up with cakes the thickness of a digestive biscuit!!

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Thistledo

All in one sponge cake

Lozza, my advice is not to use a fan assisted oven for sponges, the fan will stop the cake from rising, invariably. Using a conventional oven is best if you have one.
Not seen Delia's video on this but I have successfully made an all in one sponge using 6 oz each of flour, sugar and butter, plus 3 eggs.

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JAMES

Sponge Cake.


Was it the right sized tin?

Using a fan oven should not really make a difference. I've done it (rarely, but I have done it!) in a fan over without problems.

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Queen of Puds

All in one sponge

Just to check - is your flour self-raising? And in date? Are you cooking it as soon as you put it in the tins? (I would never leave it to stand too long before baking). The margarine is suitable for baking, I assume?

If none of the above, try adding a little more baking powder, and I would cook at 170 deg but no lower even if it is a fan oven. Otherwise I can't think of what else might be going wrong....

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Kim

All in one sponge

Sometimes overbeating the mixture can cause a sponge not to rise, if too much air gets in! Just a thought....hope it works out.

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jean taylor

all in one sponge

Hi, when you make an all in one sponge you should always add 1 rounded teaspoon of baking powder to every 6oz mix, dont know if thats on your recipe?

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Essex Girl

All in one

I would try using a size smaller tin if you want it to rise a bit more. That's what I do.

 
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