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    Snowman Sponge Cake

    Children will love to help with this easy-to-make, lemony, sponge cake - and with the Supercook range of icing it is a joy to decorate. The snowman and presents, shown overleaf, can be made, or let the children allow their imaginations to run wild. More colours can be created by mixing the coloured icing.

    • Preparation time: 30 minutes
    • Cooking time: 55 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes 60 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 10


    • For the sponge:
    • 175g unsalted butter, very soft
    • 250g caster sugar
    • Finely grated zest of 2 large unwaxed lemons
    • 3 medium eggs, lightly beated
    • 250g self-raising flour, sifted
    • ½ tsp baking powder, sifted
    • 100ml semi-skimmed milk, at room temperature
    • To decorate:
    • Supercook Writing Icing
    • 2 x 300g tubs Supercook Royal Ice
    • Supercook Milk Chocolate Beans
    • Supercook Ready to Roll Coloured Icing Regal Ice


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease and line a 21.5cm, loose-bottomed, round cake tin with parchment paper. Place the butter, caster sugar, lemon zest, eggs, flour, baking powder and milk into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat with a wooden spoon or electric whisk (using low speed) for 1 minute until smooth and thoroughly combined.
    2. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven, unclip the tin and lift away. Cool on a wire rack.
    3. Gently warm the Royal Ice, following the pack instructions, for the minimum amount of time. Spread over the top of the cake with a round-bladed knife - the icing should spread easily. Flip with the tip of a knife to make snowy peaks, and decorate as desired.

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    Cook's tips

    This cake is best eaten within 5 days. Store it in an airtight container in a cool place.

    If the icing is not warm enough after heating, return the carton to the microwave and heat on medium for 10 seconds, or continue to heat using conventional methods. If the icing is too runny, let it cool for a few minutes.


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