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Snowy Village Sponge Cake recipe

Snowy Village Sponge Cake Recipe

A light and fluffy sponge cake topped with a glossy meringue icing, decorated with cute house cookies - a crowd pleaser for any festive celebration.





  • Step 1.

    Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease and line two 18cm/7in cake tins with baking paper.
  • Step 2.

    For the cake, cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating the mixture well between each one and adding a tablespoon of the flour with the last egg to prevent curdling.
  • Step 3.

    Sift the flour and gently fold in, followed by the vanilla extract. Divide the mixture between the tins and smooth the top with a knife. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 25 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Step 4.

    Remove the cakes from the oven and set aside to cool in the tins for five minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and set aside to cool completely.
  • Step 5.

    For the meringue icing, combine granulated sugar and egg whites in a heatproof mixing bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Heat mixture until sugar is fully dissolved, then remove from heat and whip on high speed until mixture cools and forms stiff, glossy peaks.
  • Step 6.

    Add vanilla extract and continue mixing until incorporated.
  • Step 7.

    Spread a layer of meringue icing on one cake layer. Place the other cake layer on top, and cover the top and sides with remaining icing.
  • Step 8.

    To decorate, while the icing is still wet stick the gingerbread cookie houses around the edge of the cake and a few in the top so it looked like a village on a hill.
  • Step 9.

    Dust with icing sugar, slice and enjoy!


  1. 200 gCaster sugar

  2. 200 gUnsalted butter

  3. 4 Eggs

  4. 200 gSelf-raising flour

  5. 1 tspVanilla extract

  6. 300 ggranulated sugar

  7. 4 Egg whites

  8. 1 tspVanilla extract

  9. 20 Decorated gingerbread cookies shaped like houses

  10. 1 tbspIcing sugar, for dusting

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