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Sponge Cake – Basic

 3 eggsseparated
 ¾ cup castor sugar
 1 cup self-raising flour
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 tbsp melted margarine
 ½ cup hot water

Preheat oven to 180°C

Using a deep, dry bowl beat egg whites until stiff

Add the sugar gradually and continue beating until thick

Add the yolks and beat lightly

Sift the dry ingredients gently over and mix in lightly

Fold in the margarine and water

Pour into two prepared tins and bake for 20 minutes

Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack

Fill and sandwich with jam and cream

Sift icing sugar on top of cake

Hint: To prepare baking pan, brush lightly with oil. Cut out brown paper to fit base. Place at the bottom of the pan and then brush paper with oil.