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


(419 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


(1587 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


(9 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


(35 ratings)

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

Chocolate sponge cake


(44 ratings)

Good Food reader Eve Scott shares this easy, foolproof recipe for chocolate sponge cake, perfect for a birthday, afternoon tea or weekend treat
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Sticky citrus sponge cake


(27 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


(12 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


(1059 ratings)

Indulge yourself with this heavenly 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


(88 ratings)

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

Duck egg sponge cake


(10 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

Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake


(5 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


(4 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

Yummy scrummy carrot cake recipe


(852 ratings)

Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this dairy-free 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


(18 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


(184 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


(419 ratings)

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

Classic sponge sandwich


(57 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 cake


(44 ratings)

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

Cherry Bakewell cake


(198 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


(161 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


(146 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


(89 ratings)

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