Sponge Cake Recipes

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Glorious Sponge Cake

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This is an old fashioned sponge cake with a lemon flavor.

Mamon (Sponge Cakes)

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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

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This is a moist and tender cake with plenty of orange flavor.

Nannie's Hot Milk Sponge Cake

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Heating the milk before using it to make the batter delivers a light and fluffy sponge cake.

Strawberry Cream Roll

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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

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A quick and easy recipe for a fluffy cake. Great with strawberries!

Orange Sponge Cake

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Why not try this citrus cake on a very hot summer day?

Victoria Sponge Cake

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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

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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)

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

Tres Leches Cake

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This is a part dry, part moist Mexican cake made with three types of milk. It is a sweet and delicious treat!


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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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Walnut-Cream Roll

"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

Tips For Baking Sponge Cakes

Soaked with flavored syrups, these European-style cakes are delectable.

Emily's Famous Tiramisu

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If you really want an all-out fancy restaurant style tiramisu with all the fixin's this is the one. People will speak of this for years to come. You can also make it in a bowl like a trifle!