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    Browse our fabulously light sponge cake recipes, including the classic Victoria sponge, foolproof chocolate sponge and more. Perfect for afternoon tea, birthday cakes or any time!

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    17 reviews
     
    2hr25min

    A lovely moist sponge cake with a delicate hint of orange. This is a cake for all occasions - from afternoon tea to a wedding cake. This is a true sponge cake, made without butter or fat. You won't be disappointed!

    Recipe by: Carol

     
    268 reviews
     
    2hr

    This is a perfect cake for celebrations which need to be made ahead of time. It is a stiff cake with a moist texture so perfect for carving for novelty cakes. Wonderful torted with jam and buttercream or just left and covered with marzipan/icing, this cake is so versatile you can pretty much do anything with it! It will never curdle and is so simple even my 3 year old has made it, never fails and always tastes perfect!

    Recipe by: tamarahenry23

     
    91 reviews
     
    1hr5min

    This is the traditional recipe for a Victoria sponge cake, a much loved English favourite. See footnote about weighing the eggs for best results. Serve with buttercream as in the recipe, or freshly whipped cream.

    Recipe by: TheBritishBaker

     
    20 reviews
     
    40min

    This is a very light and moist lemon sponge cake. It is a favourite with friends and family and especially the children. It isn't too sharp and not too sweet either. Definitely worth a try!

    Recipe by: chelliebewley

     
    11 reviews
     
    2hr55min

    This recipe for a double chocolate sponge cake is a total crowd-pleaser; it goes with anything, anytime, for anyone. Whether you need a moist chocolate cake for a birthday or a delicate light finish to a big meal - you can count on this chocolate cake to meet all of your needs. Enjoy with some whipped cream or ice cream for a special treat.

    Recipe by: geneviever

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