Sponge cake is an absolute classic for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting an afternoon tea, you’re looking for a dessert option to round out your Easter menu, or you just want a delicious treat for the weekend, these 23 recipes for the best sponge cake will leave you spoiled for choice.
We’ve included classic recipes from British tradition, kid-friendly recipes (that adults will love, too!), and recipes that are just a little bit special and perfect for a celebration. Get ready to bake the best sponge cake recipes around – and be sure to enjoy a slice or two!
There’s no denying that a good sponge cake is a must-have. Whether you’re a beginner baker or a sponge cake enthusiast, there’s something here for everyone. So go ahead and give your baking skills a try – you’ll be amazed at what you can create!
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Lemon Sponge Cake
This lemon sponge cake packs a super-duper flavour punch! Follow your tastebuds into warmer weather with this Lemon Sponge Cake! Made of a delicate lemon sponge cake with lemon cream cheese frosting, drizzled with sour lemon and topped with lemon slices. I mean, does it get any more lemon than this?...
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Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe
Looking for a foolproof Victoria Sponge Recipe? Use my easy method for the perfect buttery vanilla cake without any of the effort. Fill your Victoria Sponge cake with raspberry jam and whipped cream and expect everyone to ask for a second slice!Since the cake contains fresh cream it is best consumed...
Easy Victoria sponge cake recipe with lemon cream cheese and berries
This is an easy to bake 2 layers cake made with a fluffy Victoria sponge cake and filled with a delicious lemony cream cheese frosting and topped with fresh berries. It's a refreshing light cake that everybody will fall in love with immediately. The cake recipe is easy to follow along and you don't ...
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease two 20cm (8in) round cake tins. Dust the greased pans with a bit of flour, tilting and rotating the pans to coat the surfaces. Set aside.
In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, whip the room temperature eggs and caster sugar using a food mixer on medium for 8 minutes.
Sift the flour and baking powder together three times to create a light and airy texture.
Once the egg and sugar mixture has been whipped for the appropriate time, carefully fold in the sifted flour and baking powder with a large metal spoon or your hands, ensuring you don't lose any air.
Combine the melted butter and boiling water, then gently fold into the batter.
Evenly divide the cake batter between the two prepared pans, smoothing the tops gently if needed.
Carefully place the cake pans in the preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the sponges spring back to a light touch. Avoid opening the oven door before 15 minutes.
Once baked, immediately remove the cakes from the oven and carefully transfer them onto wire racks to cool.
Once the sponge cakes have cooled completely, you may serve them fresh or store them covered in plastic wrap for later use.
To assemble the sponge cake, use whipped cream, strawberry jam, and fresh strawberries, following an Easy Whipped Cream Recipe as needed. If not eating immediately, store the assembled cake, covered, in the refrigerator.
Take your next dessert up a notch with this decadent walnut sponge cake, oozing with chocolate chips frosting. This sweet treat offers a crunchy texture from the walnuts and a creamy finish from the chocolate chips. Enjoy this luxurious cake in the comfort of your home!
This easy to make Buttermilk Sponge Cake has amazing flavor with a soft, light, and tender texture. Paired with just about any filling or frosting, creating the perfect bake for any occasion. A great recipe to have on hand as it's made with basic ingredients and is quick to whip up.
Victoria Sponge Cake - It’s the simplest cake recipe but gives you the prettiest results. Loaded with fresh strawberries and a hint of lemon that act as a naturally tart counterpoint to the sweetness of mascarpone, the sponge cake has the butteriest, tenderest character.
You know your Taiwanese Honey Castella Sponge Cake is successful when you can hear the slight “sizzle” when you take a bite. Super moist, bouncy, soft, and slightly sweet Taiwanese Honey Castella Sponge Cake is super easy to make at home and is the best cake for summer picnics!
Try a twist on a British classic, with this Chocolate Victoria Sponge Cake. How to make a simple homemade chocolate cake mix using basic ingredients of butter, sugar, eggs, flour and cocoa powder. Two tier chocolate sandwich cake filled with thick chocolate buttercream frosting. A easy to cook birth...
A fluffy cloud like vanilla sponge baked to perfection atop a luscious layer of ripe blackberries makes the perfect blackberry sponge cake. Serve this warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and be transported to my favorite childhood dessert.