Basic sponge cake

Discover how to make a simple sponge cake from scratch, sandwiched with your favourite filling. Our video guide shows just how easy sponge cake can be.

It’s hard to beat a freshly baked Victoria sponge cake. Barney Desmazery shows you how to make this classic bake in a few simple steps. He adds a buttercream and jam filling, but you can get creative with any filling you like – lemon curd and whipped cream also work wonderfully.


Follow the recipe for this sponge cake or try more irresistible sponge cake recipes.


These videos are part of a home kitchen series run by BBC Good Food, encouraging the nation to stay safe, get cooking.