Gran's Hot Milk Sponge (Basic Birthday Cake)


1 cup milk*

115 grams margarine (or butter)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

4 teaspoons baking powder

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour**

*Possible to substitute orange juice

**For chocolate cake, use some cocoa instead of flour


Mix all ingredients, except for milk and butter.

Boil milk and butter, and add to above mixture while still hot.

Bake in well greased and floured round no. 26 baking tin, or in two no. 22 tins, about 45 minutes.

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