Recipe as requested:
8 ounces each of butter, caster sugar and self raising flour plus four
eggs - all can be put into a bowl together and beaten for two minutes until smooth. If you think the mixture should be a little 'slacker' then add a touch of milk. Pour into two greased sandwich cake tins and bake at 180 degrees for around half an hour (look after 25 minutes) until firm to the touch and shrinking from the sides of the tins. Remove from tins and cool on wire racks. Sandwich together with jam or whipped cream or butter cream (or any combination) and sprinkle the top of the cake with sieved icing sugar (or water ,and decorate). You can flavour the cake by replacing some of the flour with sieved cocoa and adding chocolate butter cream, or adding a couple of tablespoons of strong coffee dissolved in a little hot water (take care not to make the mix too slack) and adding coffee butter cream. You can also flavour with orange (zest and a little juice) or lemon. Or what about coffee and walnut or chocolate and orange?