Recipes from my favourite cookbook

Assalamu alaikum!

Do you like cakes,cupcakes and desserts? Then there’s something I’m  going to tell you! I have a cookbook you see, and it has lots of recipes in it, and most of the recipes are sweet. So I’ll give you some of the recipes! These one’s are just cakes OK? But every recipe is not a cake. One more thing is that I won’t be writing all the recipes in one post OK? There will be lots of recipe posts!
Recipe number one is coming up right now!

Recipe number one is a cake OK? A piece of cake!
Well not a piece of cake but a whole cake that makes 8-10 slices.
Very simple, and VERY popular! Can you guess?

Sponge Cake!

175 g/6 oz butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
175 g/6 oz self-raising flour
pinch of salt

To serve:
3 tbsp (table spoon) raspberry jam
1 tbsp (table spoon) caster or icing sugar

Now the method!


1 Grease 2 x 20-cm/8-inch round sponge cake
tins and base-line with baking paper.

2 Mix the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or a hand-
held mixer until the mixture is pale in colour
and light and fluffy. Add the egg a little at a time, beating well after each addition.

3 Sift the flour and salt and add carefully to the mixture, folding it in with a metal spoon or a spatula.
Divide the mixture between the tins and smooth over with the spatula.
Place them on the same shelf in the centre of a preheated oven, 180 C/350 F/gas mark 4,
and bake for 25-30 minutes until well risen, golden brown and beginning to shrink from the sides of the tins.

4 Remove from the oven and let stand for one minute.
Loosen the cake from around the edge of the tins using a round-bladed knife.
Turn the cakes out onto a clean towel,
remove the paper and invert them onto a wire
rack (this presents the wire rack from marking the top of the cakes).
When completely cool, sandwich together with the jam and sprinkle with the sugar.

And that’s it! I copied it from a book, my special cookbook!

I like how the picture looked on my recipe book. (The picture of the cheesecake sponge cake)
Now allhamdullilah I’ve finished blogging and all so now I have to go. (It’s  nine o’clock in the evening!) And this post took me SOOO long to write! Seriously.

Assalamu alaikum!

3 Comments on Recipes from my favourite cookbook

  1. JuJu
    June 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm (6 years ago)


    Thank you for sharing. My family’s favorite cook book is called Olive Oil Desserts. Here is two websites on which she shares different recipes: &
    Oh, and Habiba why hasn’t Khadija been blogging lately?

    And thanks, again, for sharing!

  2. Habiba
    June 29, 2011 at 12:04 pm (6 years ago)


    My mum loved the olive oil desserts blogs! She said that inshallah she will cook one of the recipes one day!
    I enjoyed the blogs too and so did my big sister Khadija. My big sister Khadija said that she might write a new post today inshallah.

  3. JuJu
    July 1, 2011 at 12:40 am (6 years ago)


    I’m glad you all enjoyed it. By the way, if you don’t like chocolate, you’ll love the “Texas Sheet Cake”! Funny, right?


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