My Go-To Recipes

Vanilla sponge cakes


All of my vanilla sponge cakes use the same base recipe that I've been using for years. This makes 24 cupcakes or 1 celebration cake:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1.2 cups self raising flour
  • 1.3 cups plain flouri


Chocolate Sponge Cakes


I have a go-to recipe for chocolate sponge cakes too. This would make 24 cupckaes or one celebration cake:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 tablespoons milk
  • 12  tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla 
  • 1 cup coffee


Who am I?

My name is Kay-Leigh and I class myself as a "hobby baker". I started trying things out many years ago after a trip to NYC where I ate the most delicious Oreo Cheesecake. 

I now make cakes for friends and family, as well as volunteer baking for Free Cakes for Kids

Baking Blog

I add my most recent bakes to my blog. You can see what I have been up to over there.

Free Cakes For Kids

Here is where you will find more information about the volunteer group I am a part of. We bake cakes for children who may not otherwise get one, and I think it's an amazing thing to help with!