My Nan Mac was the Queen of Sponge Cakes. This is her old-fashioned boiled mock cream recipe.
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 225 grams butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir to dissolve while bringing to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Allow to cool.
- Whip the butter in a stand mixer until a pale colour. Add vanilla essence and mix well.
- Gradually add the cooled sugar mixture while continuing to whip the butter mixture.