Treat Yourself to a Delicious Sand Cake

Nothing says satisfaction quite like the perfect sweet treat. This classic sand cake recipe is a winner every time. It’s simple to make, and only requires a handful of ingredients. Although it dates back to the 19th century, this recipe has stood the test of time and it remains a delightful dessert for all ages.


– 6 ounces butter, plus extra for greasing
– 6 ounces caster sugar
– 1 egg
– 6 ounces plain flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1-2 tablespoons milk
– Vanilla extract to taste
– Icing sugar for dusting


1. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius and lightly grease and line the bottom of an eight-inch cake tin.
2. Cream the butter, sugar and eggs together in a mixing bowl until you get a light, creamy consistency.
3. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix until combined.
4. Gradually stir in the milk and add a few drops of vanilla extract, until you get a smooth, moist cake batter.
5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
6. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake is firm to the touch.
7. Leave the cake to cool in the tin before turning out onto a plate, then dust with icing sugar.

This sand cake is a classic for a reason. The light and fluffy texture are combined with a sweet vanilla taste, producing a delicious dessert. Perfect for a family gathering or a weekend treat, it’s sure to hit a sweet spot. When hosting a party, why not add a new twist by adding fruits or nuts to the mixture? For something totally different, why not try adding a pinch of matcha or other flavours?

Referencing an old yet enduring recipe, sand cake is a reminder of the culinary traditions of generations gone by. A must-try for any sweet-tooth enthusiast, this simple yet oh-so-scrumptious recipe will always be a hit.