Supersonic? Coz its the easiest, simplest and the fastest cake that’s made with least possible ingredients and labor. With its buttery yumminess and soft sponge, it makes a fabulous companion for tea and coffee.
Believe me, this one’s for the laziest bakers in the world 🙂
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 8 – 10
- 225g – plain flour, sifted
- 225g – caster sugar
- 225g – butter, softened. Plus extra for greasing
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 egg yolk for glazing
- Preheat your oven to 180°C. Grease a 25 cm cake tin with butter and line the base with baking parchment.
- Whisk the egg yolk with 2 teaspoons of water for the glaze and set aside.
- Either in a large bowl using a wooden spoon or in an electric food mixer using the paddle beater, mix together the flour and sugar completely. Then add the butter and egg yolks and beat together until the mixture resembles a stiff dough.
- Press into the prepared tin, and flatten with a spatula. Brush with the glaze, then decorate by drawing a fork or rear-end of the toothpick across the cake in a crisscross pattern of lines.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until it is a deep golden colour and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges using a small, sharp knife and carefully remove the cake from the tin before placing on a wire rack to cool down completely.
So go on, ring your folks. With this cake, the coffee is bound to flow… and so are the conversations…