Summer Bliss: Dive Into Our Favourite Sponge Cake Recipes
The magic of sponge cakes
Sponge cakes are light and fluffy cakes crafted from a delicate balance of eggs, flour, baking powder, butter and sugar. This cake is a versatile treat that can be easily adapted into exquisite desserts with a variety of flavours.
Crafting your own sponge cake masterpiece is easier than you think. Start by beating butter and Tate & Lyle’s Pure Cane Caster sugar together until pale and fluffy then gradually add in beaten eggs, whisking thoroughly after each addition. Then simply fold sifted flour and baking powder into your mixture with a metal spoon until fully combined.
This concoction forms the basis of all sponge cake recipes and gives you the perfect canvas for your culinary creativity!
Why sponge cakes are great for the summer
When the sun is shining and the temperatures rise, the last thing you need is a heavy and dense cake. That’s where the magic of a light and airy sponge cake comes in. Their delightful fluffiness makes them a refreshing treat on scorching summer days.
Plus, summer gifts us with an array of seasonal fruits bursting with flavour. Infusing these fruits into your cake not only elevates its taste, but also captures the very essence of the season, making every bite a tasty celebration of summer.
The beauty of these cakes lies in their versatility. With a plethora of recipes tailored to various skill levels and personal preferences, you’re free to let your creativity soar. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned baker, the canvas is yours to paint. Experiment with flavours, frostings, and toppings to add individuality to your creations.
Our favourite summer sponge recipes
Explore this collection of mouth-watering summer sponge cake recipes.
Victoria sponge cake
A British classic and a cult favourite, the Victoria sponge cake consists of two vanilla sponges filled with a luscious filling of strawberry jam and whipped cream. It’s the quintessential tea-time treat that never goes out of style!
Mini Victoria sponge cakes
A twist on the British classic, each mini Victoria sponge cake encapsulates the essence of the full-sized treat – making it perfect for parties or afternoon teas.
Sponge Cake with plum jam and edible flowers
Elevate any occasion with the regal charm of plum jam and edible flowers. The delicate sweetness of the sponge harmonises with the flavours of the plumb jam, while the edible flowers not only add a visual spectacle but also an enchanting floral note.
Lemon sponge filled with elderflower
Witness a true showstopper with a zesty lemon sponge, raspberry meringue kisses, raspberry coulis, and a silky elderflower Swiss meringue buttercream.
Fruit and butter sponge
A speedy dessert that’s perfect for dinner parties. The lush, fruity interior contrasts beautifully with the light and buttery sponge, creating a harmonious symphony of flavours.
Summer berry cake with crystallised rose petals
An incredible sight of summer berries and crystallised rose petals, this harmonious blend of flavours creates a cake that’s as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palette.
Pimms Layer Cake
Nothing encapsulates a good ol’ British summer like a refreshing glass of Pimms! This cake embodies the spirit of a sunny garden party with its blend of fruity Pimms and soft sponge cake.
Escape to the tropics with these glorious cakes
When the weather’s gloomy, transport yourself to a tropical paradise with these sensational cakes.
Tequila lime margarita cake
An iconic cocktail transformed into a cake. Indulge in the zesty kick of lime and twist of tequila; it’s a party in every slice!
Coconut-lime cake with mango and Passion fruit jam
Tropical dreams come alive with the gorgeous flavours of coconut, lime, mango and passion fruit – this cake will transport you to sun-kissed beaches and swaying palm trees.
Sponge cakes are so much better with Tate & Lyle Sugars
Transform your summer cakes into something truly extraordinary with the magic of Tate & Lyle Sugars.
Tate & Lyle Pure Cane Caster Sugar dissolves quickly and helps to create a light and fluffy texture for your sponge cake, while Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Sugar introduces delicate hints of honey. Delve into our selection of sugars and syrups and embark on your captivating baking adventure!