Plum Jam Sponge

This is a deliciously simple Plum Jam Sponge recipe that you can prepare and bake in under 45 minutes!

Last month we launched a competition to win our heart shaped cake tin and a cooling rack, and our lucky winner was Rebecca Angela Lewis! Rebecca decided to show us what she had baked, so here we have her very own recipe and fantastic photo of her Plum Jam Sponge. Thanks very much for sharing your baking skills with us Rebecca, it looks fantastic!



For the Cake

  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • Margarine
  • Sugar
  • Self Raising Flour
  • 1 jar of plum jam


Step 1- Weigh 2 eggs, and whatever the weight of that is, proceed to weigh the same amount of margarine, sugar and flour.

Step 2- Place the margarine and flour in a mixing bowl and mix until it turns fluffy.

Step 3-Add the vanilla essence and the 2 eggs to the mixture and mix together. It helps if you beat the eggs before hand.

Step 4-Once the eggs and vanilla essence are mixed in, sift the flour and baking powder in to the mixture and begin to fold in until it is part of the mixture as well.

Step 5-Take a heart shaped cake tin and layer it with grease proof paper to stop the mixture from sticking.

Step 6- Add a layer of plum jam and spoon in the cake mixture. You can use any type of jam, it doesn’t have to be plum!

Step 7-Bake for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees celcius until the top turns a delicious golden brown colour. Allow the cake to cool for 10-15 minutes.

Step 8-All there is left to do now is enjoy a slice!

Rebecca Angela Lewis 

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