Raspberry sponge

Photo by Simon Lambert.
Photo by Simon Lambert.

Raspberries are sun-sweet and juicy and they seem to float in this light and airy sponge cake.

Raspberry sponge
Serves 10-12


4 medium eggs, at room temperature
75g sugar
50g butter, melted and cooled
75g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
250g fresh raspberries



Preheat oven to 180degC.

Grease and line round 20cm cake tin.

Whisk the eggs and sugar together until the mixture is light and airy and triples in volume. Slowly pour in the cooled melted butter whilst whisking continuously. The volume may drop a little but don't worry. Stop beating.

Sieved flour and baking powder into the egg mixture and gently fold through. Add half the raspberries and fold through. Pour into prepared tin and then sprinkle over remaining raspberries as these will sink a little.

Bake in preheated oven until lightly golden and well risen. It will be cooked when gently touched in the centre it bounces back (20-30minutes).

Remove from oven, cool in tin for 5 minutes then gently remove and cool.


• Alison Lambert is one of the demonstrators in the Otago Farmers Market in Dunedin on Saturday mornings.

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