Sunday, December 30, 2012

Irish Sponge Cake

I was pursuing my favorite Irish blog a few months ago, when I came across a recipe for an Irish Sponge Cake. Yum! I was instantly hooked and decided that this would be my birthday cake this year.

Made with homemade strawberry jam and raw cream!

I only made a few changes to the ingredients, mostly just to modify them to what we use.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used sucanat, which is unprocessed cane sugar)
  • 3/4 cups cake flour -plus two tablespoons  (we have whole wheat pastry flour that we grind ourselves)
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup strawberry or raspberry jam
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar (we used maple syrup)


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (we added in her optional vanilla extract)

**For the rest of the recipe, visit Mairead's blog, Irish American Mom.

The result was a deliciously spongy cake with a coveted whipped middle and little to no sugar high. Perfect!

Here it is all candled up for my birthday!

Go here to read more about the difficulties there are when trying to convert an Irish recipe using American ingredients. Thanks Mairead for all your hard work!!


  1. So glad you liked this sponge cake and that it passed the Ratliff family taste test for birthday cakes. May all your birthday and New Year wishes come true.

  2. Thanks Mairead! I wish your family all the best in 2013!