Sponge Cake Recipes

Browse recipes for genoise, Victoria sponge cake, hot milk sponge cake, and many other versions of airy sponge cake with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

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Glorious Sponge Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 141
This is an old fashioned sponge cake with a lemon flavor.
By Erica

Mamon (Sponge Cakes)

Rating: 5 stars 30
These sweet and soft mini cakes are usually baked in small molds and served during snack time. Use muffin tins if you don't have the molds.

Egg-Yolk Sponge Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 86
This is a moist and tender cake with plenty of orange flavor.
By Allrecipes Member

Nannie's Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Rating: 4 stars 147
Heating the milk before using it to make the batter delivers a light and fluffy sponge cake.
By shirleyo

Strawberry Cream Roll

Rating: 4.5 stars 119
Ideal for that special ending to a special luncheon. Decorate this jelly roll with crystallized violets, if desired. A few fresh violet leaves on top also may be used.

Hot Milk Sponge Cake III

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
A quick and easy recipe for a fluffy cake. Great with strawberries!

Orange Sponge Cake

Rating: 4 stars 61
Why not try this citrus cake on a very hot summer day?
By Allrecipes Member

Victoria Sponge Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 123
A Victoria Sponge was the favorite sponge cake of Queen Victoria, and has since become a tried-and-true recipe for tea-time sponge cakes. Victoria Sponges are generally filled with jam, and are undecorated on the top, but you can serve each piece with a dollop of whipped cream, or shake some powdered sugar over the top if you'd like.

Mocha Sponge Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 15
This is a wonderful light sponge cake, flavored with coffee and a hint of chocolate. This may also be made in an 8 cup decorative pan.

Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake)

Rating: 4.5 stars 117
Is a sponge cake soaked in a mixture of three kinds of milk, topped with whipped cream and strawberries (optional).

Tres Leches Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 389
This is a part dry, part moist Mexican cake made with three types of milk. It is a sweet and delicious treat!
By Allrecipes Member

Mom's Sponge Cake

Rating: 5 stars 52
Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream for a summer treat.

Inspiration and Ideas

Walnut-Cream Roll
Rating: Unrated 10
"Delicious! I made the cake exactly as stated, and it's awesome, and very forgiving too! It's easy to roll out and handle." – Kim
Best-Ever Chocolate Sponge Cake
Rating: Unrated 2
"Baked in mini bundt pan; garnished with chocolate whipped cream." – lutzflcat
Rating: 4 stars 72

Lamingtons are little sponge cakes coated in chocolate and grated coconut. A traditional Australian treat that appeals to most. Any firm type of plain cake can be used: butter cake, pound cake, Madeira cake or genoise sponge. Note: desiccated coconut is a slightly dried shredded coconut--not sweetened.