Classic sponge sandwich

Classic sponge sandwich

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(72 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins Ready in 40 minutes


Cuts into 8 slices
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Sponge only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal568
  • fat34g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars43g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.94g
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  • 200g soft butter, plus extra for greasing



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs



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  • 2 tbsp milk



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For the filling

  • 142ml double cream
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g strawberry conserve
  • icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease and base-line 2 x 20cm non-stick round sandwich tins with baking parchment, then lightly grease the parchment. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, then tip in all the other sponge ingredients. Using an electric whisk, beat everything together until smooth. Divide the mix between the cake tins, then bake for 20-25 mins until cooked and golden. When cool enough to handle, remove the cakes from the tins, then leave to cool completely on a rack.

  2. To make the filling, whip the cream with the caster sugar and vanilla until it holds its shape. Build the cake by spreading one sponge with jam and the other with cream. Sandwich the whole thing together, then dust with icing sugar.

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30th Mar, 2011
Does anybody have any tips for baking this in an Aga, really want to make the PERFECT sponge!??
20th Sep, 2010
Fool proof baking with great results. Baking this sponge has really encouraged me to try other baking recipes..
28th Jul, 2010
Made this for my boyfriends family- everyone loved it! Did have a bit of a nightmare with the cream seeping out but think this may have been due to using slightly too small cake tins.
7th Jul, 2010
This is the 1st time I have ever baked a cake, it was so easy and it looks yummy. Can't wait to taste it tomorrow, its nearly midnight now! xx
28th Jun, 2010
Total flop! I should of listen to Taz's comment. Where her's turned out as a pancake after 5 mins out of the oven mine on the other hand flopped whilst still cooking. Waste of ingredients I think i will stick to my other recipe.
14th Jun, 2010
This cake is absolutely beautiful, light and moist. Was a total winner.
7th Jun, 2010
fantastic basic recipe that can be adapted for so many occasions and different flavours
20th May, 2010
I made this, it was lovely! turned out great and was very tasty! all the family loved it.
13th May, 2010
This is the best Classic Sponge Cake recipe I have found to date. So simple and so tasty. Baking (as my other half will verify!) is not my strong point and I had to convince him I had not bought this from a shop! Brilliant. Thanks Good Food!
13th May, 2010
I have made this cake twice now. My mother didnt believe id made something so delicious...Soooo easy.


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