Cynthia’s Eggless Sponge


  • 1/2 pint of tea (without milk and tea leaves)

  • 3 oz butter/marg

  • 3 oz sugar

  • 3 oz sultanas

  • 10 oz wholewheat flour (add 3-4 teaspoons of baking powder)

  • 1 teaspoon all spice (mixed spice)

  • extra cinnamon if required


  1. Place the tea, butter, sugar and sultanas in a saucepan and heat gently until butter is melted, leave to cool

  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together

  3. Mix all the dry ingredients into the cooled liquid and mix well, give it a beat

  4. Put mixture into a greased and floured 7 inch cake tin

  5. Cook on 180 degrees for around 45 minutes or more

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All recipes are by The 1940s Experiment