Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quick & Easy Lemon Sponge

I saw a recipe for a quick and easy sponge cake in this month's issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and I was tempted to try it out because it's called "Three-minute sponge with jam and cream". Sounds like a real breeze, and I told G excitedly that I was going to make it on Sunday afternoon, because it only takes 3 minutes! He shook his head and said I was probably going to take 3 hours instead. So, I didn't make it that afternoon, but I did try it out yesterday after lunch. The recipe says "Prep time: 5 minutes". Yeah, right...just greasing, cutting out the baking paper and lining the tins alone took 5 minutes! All in all, I took about 20 minutes to get everything ready and into the oven. I suppose it is an easy recipe because you just have to put everything together in a mixing bowl and whisk it for 3 minutes. Easier than the typical sponge recipe. The cake turned out pretty good, and I like the lemon zest in it that brings a freshness to the flavour. G and H both loved it, so it must be yummy! :)

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