Vanilla sponge cake

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Nothing figuratively 'vanilla' about this real vanilla vegan treat!



  • 7 oz / 300g self raising flour
  • 3 level tsp baking powder
  • 4 oz / 115g sugar
  • 4 1/2 fl oz / 125 ml  vegetable oil
  • 11 1/2 fl oz / 325 ml cold water
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence


  • 3 oz / 85g vegan margarine
  • 6 oz / 170g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5.
  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Divide the mixture between two well greased round tins.
  3. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until a cocktail stick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Take out of oven and leave to cool.
  4. Make the filling by mashing all the filling ingredients together.
  5. Use some of this to sandwich the cakes together and the rest to decorate the top
  6. Alternatively sandwich together with jam and dust the top with icing sugar.