Victoria sandwich cake with jam and cream in the middle

Sponge cake recipes

31 Recipes

Bake a cake for an afternoon tea or coffee morning. We have recipes including a classic Victoria sandwich, chocolate sponge, Bakewell and lemon drizzle cake.

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe


(786 ratings)

The perfect party cake, a Victoria sponge is a traditional bake everyone will love. Makes an easy wedding cake too
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle cake


(2251 ratings)

It's difficult not to demolish this classic by Tana Ramsay in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Sponge cake


(71 ratings)

Choose your favourite filling for this easy sponge cake – we've opted for lemon curd and whipped cream, but you could have jam. Perfect for afternoon tea...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fruity sponge cake


(43 ratings)

Reader Sue McGann devised this delicious low-fat cake recipe
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Sticky citrus sponge cake


(38 ratings)

A great dessert to feed a crowd at the end of a Sunday lunch - it's like a baked version of a steamed syrup sponge
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Apricot & ratafia sponge cake


(13 ratings)

A simple fruit cake flavoured with almond and Amaretti biscuits - perfect with tea or as dessert served with cream or custard
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Ultimate chocolate cake


(1292 ratings)

Indulge yourself with this ultimate chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Granny's Victoria sponge


(177 ratings)

The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner, every bite brings a taste of nostalgia
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Duck egg sponge cake


(22 ratings)

Duck eggs make this sponge extra light and fluffy - cover in a rich buttercream for a showstopping Easter bake or stunning birthday cake
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Olive oil & muscat cake


(3 ratings)

Make this cake for the grown-ups. With muscat dessert wine in the batter, it’s wonderful served with sliced peaches, whipped cream and a glass of chilled muscat...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake


(26 ratings)

Eloise Shardlow creates a delicate, floral twist on the classic sponge cake. Dried rose petals, rose icing and raspberries make for a showstopping decoration
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan sponge cake


(47 ratings)

Treat friends and family to a Victoria sponge cake made with vegan ingredients. This easy recipe is perfect for afternoon tea, or a coffee morning
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot cake


(1108 ratings)

Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this easy carrot cake. You can bake the cake, freeze it and just drizzle over the icing on the day
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Coconut & mango sponge


(36 ratings)

This thrifty traybake sponge used canned fruit and coconut yogurt. Cut into squares and serve up at a party or cake sale
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Double chocolate loaf cake


(255 ratings)

Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry bakewell cake


(613 ratings)

This simple almondy cake is a great way of using up pick-your-own raspberries
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Classic sponge sandwich


(76 ratings)

Want to know how to make a sponge cake? This nostalgic Victoria cake will provide you with a versatile go-to version
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Cappuccino traybake


(52 ratings)

Coffee mornings were made for this moreish cappuccino cake, and it's ready in under an hour...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Cherry bakewell cake


(245 ratings)

If you know someone who likes bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake – it’s full of almond flavour and sandwiched with cherry jam...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Cinnamon Nutella cake


(193 ratings)

Cakes like these are wonderfully therapeutic to make - chuck the lot into a bowl, and give it a quick beat and it's ready to bake. Simple enough for a complete beginner
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Easy vanilla cake


(187 ratings)

A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Rainbow cake


(169 ratings)

A stunning celebration cake of six or seven colourful layers and cream cheese frosting - an impressive showstopper.
  • 3 hours
  • A challenge


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