Sand Cake – Seriously the Most Perfect of All Cakes



Time Needed

5 mins Prep

40 mins Cook



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  • 1 cup
    Flour Self-Raising
  • 1 tbsp
    (or custard powder)
  • 125 g
  • 3/4 cup
    Sugar Caster
  • 2
  • 1/4 cup

Nutrition Information

Qty per
72g serve
Qty per
Energy 286cal 399cal
Protein 5.2g 7.2g
Fat (total) 2.1g 2.92g
 – saturated 0.78g 1.09g
Carbohydrate 19g 26.5g
 – sugars 5.3g 7.4g
Dietary Fibre 0.25g 0.35g
Sodium 241mg 336mg

Please Note – Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

A sand cake is a yummy base cake that can be used as a sweet treat. It is made from flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. The cake is then baked in a pan and cooled. Once it is cool, the cake is cut into squares or rectangles. They are often served with frosting, however, they can also be enjoyed without frosting.

A Sand Cake is a very old-fashioned cake like a cross between a light sponge and a heavy butter cake.

 It makes for a wonderful birthday cake and can be made in large batches. It freezes really really well and is great iced, buttered – or just plain on its own! Plus it has easy, basic ingredients that every kitchen will have, and it is very very economical to make!

A sand cake, also known as a base cake or sweet treat, is a yummy food made from flour, sugar, and butter. It is usually served with fruit or frosting on top. The word “sand” in the name refers to the fact that the ingredients are very fine, like sand.

This makes the cake extra moist and yummy! They are popular in many countries, including the United States, Canada, and Australia. They are often served at birthday parties, weddings, and other special occasions. If you’re looking for a tasty treat, be sure to try this recipe!

I’ve been making Sand Cake for about 25 years now, and it is still one of the best recipes I have on hand as it works every single time!

Sand Cake I Stay at Home Mum

If you’re a fan of cake, then you know there are countless different types to choose from. And while they may all look similar at first glance, each type of cake has its own unique flavor and texture. For example, sponge cake is light and airy, with a spongy texture that comes from the incorporation of air bubbles into the batter.

Pound cake, on the other hand, is much denser, thanks to the addition of large quantities of butter and eggs. Gateau is a type of French Sponge Cake, which is often filled with fruit or cream.

And finally, genoise is an Italian sponge cake that is made with melted butter. So next time you’re in the mood for cake, be sure to choose the right type for your desired flavor and texture.

Sand Cake I Stay at Home Mum


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

  2. Line a greased 20 cm round cake pan with non-stick baking paper.

  3. Place all ingredients in a large bowl.

  4. Using electric beaters, beat for 6 minutes until pale and creamy.

  5. Spread evenly into the cake pan.

  6. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

  7. Stand for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • This Sand Cake can be made in bulk batches.
  • The recipe is suitable for freezing.  Cool the cake to room temperature and double wrap in plastic wrap.  It will last in the freezer for up to four weeks un-iced.

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