A Sponge Cake Just Like Mum Used To Make

Sponge Cake

We’ve just spent the long weekend travelling up and down the Hume Highway. Anyone familiar with that road knows how hard it is to get excited about the food enroute (although there is the occasional gem if you detour off the main road).

So we didn’t have any expectations when we pulled up outside the Woolpack Inn Museum, a two-storey heritage building in Holbrook, NSW.

Inside we found the Ten Mile Creek Café, where we were delighted to find that the tea on offer was loose-leaf and the kitchen was staffed by a couple of little old ladies who had baked a sponge that morning.

The cake was light and moist, just like Mum used to make, with feather-light cream in the middle and a dusting of icing sugar on the top. A quick pick-me-up and we were on our way.

Ten Mile Creek Café
Woolpack Inn Museun
83 Albury St, Holbrook NSW
+61 (0)2 6036 2131

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  • How exciting to hear this news, we will try it next time we go to Melbourne. Not the sponge, the cafe…. I’ve never ‘got’ sponge cakes: tasteless and covered in icky cream. But where there’s smoke there’s fire so I’m sure the place has other treats in store !

    • Hi Jude, It’s a very humble little cafe so don’t get too excited! It was just nice to actually be offered loose-leaf tea, and to enjoy a cake that was freshly baked that morning. Simple pleasures! Like you, I don’t usually like the cream on sponges but this one was lovely, fresh and light.

  • I highly recommend the pies, absolutely devine.
    My favourite little cafe, always a treat to try homemade cakes! Delish! Well worth a visit.

  • This quaint cafe offers great quality coffee also, definately recommend it. Nice light meals and the woodfire is a delight to warm you up on those cold wintery days. The owner and staff are friendly and welcoming, who also have a wealth of knowledge of Holbrook’s history. Commencing this weekend, woodfire oven pizzas will be available also and big breakfast weekend special.

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