Sponge cake is quick and easy recipe and the foundation for many other great recipes or cake decoration. There are plain, vanilla and chocolate sponge recipes.
Yule logs are a popular Christmas tradition; this one uses a chocolate sponge with a white butter and walnut filling that is covered in a chocolate and coffee icing.
A good versatile sponge cake recipe is essential to any baker's repertoire. It can be as simple or fancy as you like.
This sponge is perfect for afternoon tea. Use a good quality jam or preserve that has a full, fruity flavour. For a Passionfruit Cream Sponge, see note below.
This sponge cake has no butter, which holds a light and soft consistency. A versatile dairy and nut free cake!
Homemade birthday cakes are the best! I prepared this one for my husband's 40th and it was so delicious that I decided to share the recipe! The cake is an Italian sponge cake or 'pan di Spagna'. It's made without any raising agents or butter making it lovely and light. Instead of sweet frosting or icing, I covered the cake with crème pâtissière and fresh fruit.
This is a nice plain sponge cake recipe my grandmother passed down to us. It's really good with whipped cream and jam or fruit in the centre and on the top. For best results, have the eggs at room temperature before beating.
This is sponge as you expect it to be. Not buttery and heavy, but fluffy, not too strong in flavour (so the cream and jam can shine) and cuts lovely. Use 2 x 20cm tins for height, or one larger 22cm tin if you want a bigger cake (and will need to slice it half yourself if jamming and creaming the middle).
This is the classic English style sponge cake sometimes call the Victoria Sponge. You can decorate it or jazz it up any way you like, especially with fruit and whipped cream.
Light and lovely tasting sponge how it is supposed to be. Fill with cream and jam and dust with icing sugar on top. Or be a little traditional and ice the top and feather it with some colored icing by dragging a skewer through the lines. Either way it won't last long. And I am yet to have this recipe not work for me. I have had it since I was in school.
This is a very simple but great sponge cake perfect for any occasion. Serve it with homemade jam, whipped cream, ice cream, fresh fruit, hot chocolate, keep for breakfast or just as is...