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Can I use plain flour instead of self-raising for sponge cake?

Can I use plain flour instead of self-raising for sponge cake?

No. If your recipe asks for plain or self-raising flour, it is important to remember that these two ingredients are not interchangeable and you should use the flour recommended in the recipe along with any raising agents, such as baking powder or bicarbonate of soda.

Can you use plain flour for cakes?

We explain how to make your cakes rise with plain flour using raising agents and eggs. In fact, you can achieve the same light texture and raised shape usually associated with cakes made with self-raising flour by using plain flour and an alternative raising method, like baking powder or whisked eggs.

Can you use plain flour instead of self-raising flour in a Victoria sponge?

It is possible to substitute the self-raising flour with a combination of plain (all-purpose) flour and baking powder. So in total you would need to use 3 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder.

What do you do if you accidentally use plain flour instead of self raising?

Just add 2 teaspoons of baking powder for each 150g/6oz/1 cup plain flour. Sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl before using, to make sure the baking powder is thoroughly distributed (or you can put both ingredients into a bowl and whisk them together).

How do I convert 450g plain flour to self-raising?

What if I use plain flour instead of self-raising?

Can self-raising flour replace plain flour? Yes and no. If the recipe calls for plain flour with the addition of baking powder (or another leavening agent), self-raising flour can be used instead, simply omit the leavening agent.

How much baking powder to make apple sponge cake?

The texture of the apples in the cake will be slightly different, again depending on the variety of apple. You need self-rasing flour, but if (like me) you only have plain/all-purpose flour, add 1 teaspoon (5ml) baking powder for each 100g flour. So for this recipe you need 2¼ teaspoons, plus the extra 2.

What’s the best way to make a sponge cake?

Beat all the cake ingredients together (easiest with a mixer or processor) (Butter, sugar, egg, lemon zest, flour, baking powder). Note that this is a stiff mixture, more like a dough than a batter. Spoon half (or slightly more) the sponge mixture into the cake tin and level with a palette knife or the back of a spoon.

How to make apple sponge in the oven?

Apple sponge 1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease deep 1.5-litre (6-cup) 14cm-round ovenproof dish. 2. Peel, core, quarter and slice apples. Combine in medium saucepan with sugar and the water, cover; cook about 10 minutes or until apples are tender.

What’s the best way to make an apple cake?

Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease and flour a 20x30cm cake tin. Beat vegetable oil and eggs. Add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda, salt and vanilla; mix well. Stir in the diced apples. Spoon mixture into prepared tin (it will be very thick). Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes.