Sponge Cake

A sponge cake gets its structure from an egg foam in which the other ingredients are folded into. And those other ingredients, which can vary widely, make for such titillating recipes as Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Tropical Topper and Simply Delicious Citrus Sponge Cake.

See Popular Sponge Cake Recipes

Almond Cake with Pears and Creme Anglaise

Food & Wine

For a simple but elegant dessert, Countess Florence Daniel Marzotto chose to serve a basic sponge cake baked with fragrant almond flour, split in half and filled with a layer of tender pears. Cooked in butter in a covered pan, the pears steam in their own juices, releasing a syrupy sauce all their own.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Cinnamon Cake with Chile-Chocolate Buttercream

Food & Wine

In the sixth grade, Lisa Ritter prepared Mexican hot chocolate as part of a social studies project. Years later, she wanted to re-create that sweet-spicy sensation in a layer cake, so she developed a cinnamon-flavored sponge cake and subtly spicy buttercream frosting made with ancho chile powder and cayenne pepper. "This recipe makes great cupcakes, too," Ritter says.

Total: 2 hrs

Island Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

It would truly be a tropical paradise if these pineapple-shaped cakes grew on trees. The trick? This snack recipe starts with a Twinkie!

Passover Sponge Cake

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Orange Marmalade Trifle

Midwest Living

Layers of pound cake, custard sauce, hazelnuts, and orange marmalade make up this extraordinary dessert.

To Each His Own Baked Alaska

Midwest Living

This classic dessert goes together easily, but looks impressive. Sponge cake is topped with Grand Marnier, ice cream, and meringue, then served with fresh berries.

Woman Baking a Sponge Cake for Others Every Day for a Year

If we had to describe Cath Webb in one word it'd probably be "sweet." After all, London's Daily Mail reports, the British teacher plans to bake one sponge cake a day for an entire year--not to pig out on, but to give away. Just to make people smile.

Sunshine Cake

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Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Mocha Buche de Noel

Better Homes and Gardens

Do not let this classic Christmas cake's appearance intimidate you. Making a cake roll will surprise you with its simplicity. For an easy plate or platter garnish, sprinkle a few "boughs" of fresh rosemary casually around the cake -- they will bring Christmas tree branches to mind.

Raspberry Genoise

Family Circle

Genoise, a rich sponge cake that stars in so many exquisite desserts, was developed in Genoa Italy but was made famous by French pastry chefs. Here, four layers of genoise are filled with raspberry jam and frosted with fluffy white frosting.

Walnut Cake with Caramel Whipped Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Tropical Topper

Better Homes and Gardens

This is one of the most versatile dessert recipes--use it to bake shortcakes, snack cakes, and trifles.

Easy Lemon Tarts

Family Circle

This quick and easy dessert recipe is delicious because lemon curd and sponge cake are made for each other--even when both come ready-made.

Total: 15 mins

Star-Spangled Cake

Family Circle

Bake this cake for a star-spangled 4th of July celebration. Use blueberries, raspberries, and frosting to create a flag on top of the lemony sponge cake.

Cream-Filled Cake Roll

Better Homes and Gardens

Vanilla Sponge Cakes

Family Circle

Similar to the classic packaged treat, these yummy cream-filled cakes can be prepared at home in just over 30 minutes. They make a popular after-school or party snack.

Olive Oil Genoise in Strawberry Champagne Sauce

Diabetic Living

This light and heavenly sponge cake, lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar and surrounded by champagne-laced fruit sauce, is a dessert worth serving at a dinner party.

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