Sponge Cake Recipes

Almond Sponge Cake
Light as a cloud (but much tastier), these sponge cake recipes are the best of the best. Satisfy your sweet tooth by whipping up a chocolate sponge cake recipe, or keep it classic with a vanilla sponge cake. What makes a cake recipe a sponge cake recipe? Sponge cakes have little (or no) added fat and get light, airy texture from beating eggs until they're foamy. For the best texture, always let eggs rest until they reach room temperature; that way you get ultimate foaming in any recipe for sponge cake.

Chocolate Sponge Cake

Light, airy, and dripping with chocolate ganache, this chocolate sponge cake recipe is the best choice for any occasion calling for dessert. Keep this dreamy recipe handy—your friends and family will all be requesting it.

Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping

One of our all-time favorites (in part due to the 15-minute prep, making this a super easy sponge cake recipe), this vanilla sponge cake stays fluffy and moist by stirring hot milk and melted butter into the batter. Coconut and macadamia nuts are a good topper, but they become great after a quick toast in your broiler.

Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Tropical Topper

You can leave this light-as-air cake plain, but we like turning it into a fruit sponge cake with a lime syrup and tropical fruit topper. Each bite of this melt-in-your-mouth recipe just makes us crave it even more.

Walnut Cake with Caramel Whipped Cream

This fluffy sponge cake recipe skips the frosting, but with caramel whipped cream between its two layers and an easy caramel sauce drizzled on top, you won't miss it. You only need 7 ingredients for this cake, so it's a great basic sponge cake recipe to try.

Chocolate-Zabaglione Cake with Cherries

Two layers of chocolate sponge cake with a rich, chocolaty zabaglione filling in the middle makes this our best sponge cake recipe. What really sends it over the edge into decadence? A thick layer of whipped cream on top and a few extra sweet cherries.

Chocolate-Espresso Tiramisu

Instead of ladyfingers, this tiramisu starts with an airy chocolate sponge cake recipe. It's still soaked in espresso and coffee liqueur, but subbing a recipe for sponge cake in for ladyfingers will make this one of your absolute favorite sponge cake recipes.

Almond Sponge Cake

This almond sponge cake recipe is an after-dinner classic. Sprinkle your piece with almond slices, caramel sauce, and a dollop of whipped cream to make this low-fat cake a little more indulgent.

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