Recipe: Hundreds and thousands cake

Eating this cake floods my senses with fond school dinner memories. It’s so easy to make, is enough for lots of portions (so good if it is for a group) and easy to cut up into sections.


  • 300g caster sugar
  • 200g butter or margarine
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 75 ml milk
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 300 g icing sugar (plus a dash of warm water to make this up)
  • Hundreds and thousands sprinkles


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees c. Then spray your dish with cooking oil and line with grease proof paper.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and combine together, stirring for about 5 minutes. (The best results are when you use an electric mixer).
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared tins and cook in the oven for 45 mins – 1 hour. The timings depend on how deep your tin is- the deeper the tin, the longer it will need in the oven. Keep checking it putting a skewer in the cake until it comes out clean.
  4. Leave to cool in the tins and then pour over the icing followed by hundreds and thousands sprinkles.
  5. Leave the icing to set for a little bit (about an hour) and then remove the cake from the tin. Cut into squares and serve.

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