Following a series of disasterous baking mishaps (rubbery cakes, metallic tasting cakes and collapsed chiffon!), I decided to go back to the basics and made this simple sponge as a peace offering to the baking gods. Thankfully it worked. I got my baking mojo back, we all got to eat cake and no human sacrifices were required (much to my boyfriend’s relief). Bake sponge, decorate with fresh fruit and flowers to please the gods.