How To Make A Really Quick And Easy Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line your baking tins with greaseproof paper
  2. Use the following as a guide to decide how many eggs you need.
    • 6" round cake - 2 eggs
    • 8" round cake - 3 eggs
    • 6" square cake - 4 eggs
    • 8" square cake - 8 eggs
    • 10" square cake - 12 eggs
  3. Select your eggs and weigh them. Write down the weight.
  4. Break the eggs and put into a food processor
  5. Weigh out the same weight of caster sugar, butter/margarine and self raising flour. Put in the food processor.
  6. For each egg, add half a teaspoon of baking powder.
  7. Add a couple of drops of vanilla extract.
  8. Turn on the food processor and mix until all of the ingredients are combined.
  9. Divide between the baking tins and level them with a spatula.
  10. Bake for about 25 mins - smaller cakes will cook quicker.


For chocolate cake, replace a third to half of the flour with cocoa powder.

For coffee cake, add about 20ml of very, very strong coffee (about 5 times as strong as you'd have it for drinking).

Orange/Lemon cake - add the grated zest and some of the juice. Save the remaining juice to use in the icing.


Try this Chocolate Fudge Cake Filling/Topping to go with it.