Coffee Sponge with Butterscotch
The sponge cake is my most baked cake, I confess. It is such an easy cake to assemble, and you can even infuse it with any type of flavours you might want to. It's always a great basic recipe to have up your sleeve, one you can enhance to your liking.
This coffee sponge was quite a sweet treat, an indlugence of sorts, and not even the bitter smack of the coffee made it less sugary. So, do reserve it for a special ocasion, make it a cake you can share with plenty of people, as to sort of divide the amount of sugar between all, don't think of eating this sugar bomb by yourselves!!
For this basic sponge you will need:
- 150 gr flour
- 150 gr unsalted butter or magarine
- 150 gr sugar (I usually stick to 100 gr)
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon baking powder (yes, tablespoon, yes, really. You want it light and fluffy)
- 1 small cup of coffee (espresso, instant, filtered, hey, you can even use coffee liquer!)