Genoese sponge

by lulu

4 eggs
100 g caster sugar
100 g plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
25 g butter

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6.

2. Break the eggs into a mixing bowl. Add in the sugar.

3. Using a hand-held whisk or electric beater, whisk the mixture until it triples in volume and becomes thick, white and fluffy.

4. Using a metal spoon, fold in the flour very carefully and then mix in the vanilla extract and melted butter.

5. Pour the mixture into a 20cm greased, lined cake tin.

6. Bake the cake for 30 minutes until risen, golden and set.

7. Remove the cake from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

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