Featherlight Cake: Clandestine Cake-a-long 3

Helen Jones, you are a genius! This cake is a revelation. A fat-free sponge that comes together ultra quickly and feels somehow luxurious but not guilt ridden to eat. (even with a shed load of fresh cream in the middle). Our cake for the Cake-a-long this fortnight is the magnificent Featherlight Cake on page 15 of the Clandestine Cake Cookbook.

We actually made and ate this cake early last week for a late Mother’s Day treat but it has taken me forever to get to the laptop to post about it. Never fear, the Cake-a-long is back on track – I actually was away with Millie’s synchro this weekend and I didn’t want to advertise to the whole world that the house was empty. Back now – burglars, you snooze, you lose and all that!

I’m sure that this recipe will be one that I will go back to over and over again. I can’t stress enough how refreshing this cake was to an ordinary sponge. I was tempted to add a splash of vanilla extract but decided not to mess with Helen’s design. It was fine without the vanilla in the end but I may try experimenting with other flavours in future. I’m thinking lemon rind and lemon curd would be amazing.

I know a couple of people have already baked this cake in preparation for this week -if you haven’t made it yet, it would be a fantastic alternative to all the stodge of Easter chocolate. I will hopefully post more information about the recipe creator, Helen Jones in the round up post.

So, go ahead! Let’s see your creations – Is anyone planning on filling with anything different to the suggested jam and fresh cream? If anyone is struggling with putting their photo on pinterest, please feel free to email me and I will do my best to help.

Our next cake will be the Torta Colombina by Euan Greig on page 116 – a Italian Easter inspired cake with an orangey taste – Can’t wait!

The linky for the Feather light cake will remain open until next Monday (1st April).


  1. Susan says

    That cake looks great! I don’t remember seeing it in the book either, give me a cake like this over a choccie cake anyday especially with the cream. :-)

  2. Victoria Murray says

    This one was really nice – we just had jam and cream in ours. Can’t wait to make the next one! :-)

  3. Katy says

    Hi Helen, I think I’ve uploaded my pic, but sideways again, can you turn it around? Gorgeous cake, really quick & easy & delicious. X

  4. Rhonda says

    Looks like I missed this one, I haven’t checked the website for a while. I’ll join in on the next one…can’t bake them all ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Helen says

      New post will be up tonight, Rhonda! Raring to go with the next stage of the Cake-a-long after a few weeks break. Torta Colombina page 116! x

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