Folláin Jam Sponge Cake

The perfect treat for afternoon tea.

Sponge cake is a household favourite to make with kids and to be enjoyed by all.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6

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  • 175g Soft margarine, plus extra to grease
  • 175g Self-raising flour
  • 175g Golden caster sugar
  • 3 Medium eggs, beaten
  • 5 – 6 tbsp Any Folláin Jam
  • To dust Icing sugar
  • Optional Whipped cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4.
  2. Grease and line two 18cm/7 inch sandwich tins with greaseproof paper.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, and then add the sugar margarine and eggs.
  4. Mix together first with a wooden spoon and then beat with an electric mixer (or in a food processor) for about 2 minutes until smooth and glossy.
  5. Divide the mixture between the two sandwich tins and level the tops with a palette knife or large spoon.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until well risen and the cakes spring back when lightly pressed in the middle.
  7. Allow the cakes to cool for about 5 minutes and then loosen the edges with a knife and turn out onto a wire rack.
  8. Sandwich the cakes together with the Folláin Traditional recipe or No added sugar Jam of your choice and whipped cream (if using).
  9. Dust with icing sugar and serve.