Matthews’ Heat Treated Sponge Recipe


Heat treated flour is made from very fine plain white flour which has undergone heat treatment which removes the gluten and will result in a sponge with a different bake in terms of texture and rise from using a traditional self-raising or plain flour. Heat treated flour always requires baking powder to give it some rise.

Matthews’ Heat Treated Sponge Flour     100g

Soft Butter                                                    100g

Castor Sugar                                                 100g

Eggs                                                               2

Vanilla Essence                                            1/2tbsp

Baking Powder                                             1tsp

Water                                                           1tbsp


  1. Line a round 7″ cake tine with parchment paper
  2. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and smooth
  3. Mix in the eggs and water. Add sifted flour and baking powder and mix well
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes in a 180⁰C oven. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool



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