Perfect Sponge Cake Recipe – Ready in 15 minutes

The sponge cake is possibly one of the first types of cake ever made. The first recorded sponge cake recipe can be found in the 1615 English book entitled The Huswife” by poet Gervase Markham and is based on a mixture of butter, sugar, eggs, flour and at a later date a raising agent in the form of baking powder.

There are many variations on the sponge cake such as fairy cakes, butterfly cakes, and chocolate cake, but one variation that has stood the test of time is the Victoria sponge cake or more commonly known, the Victoria Sandwich.

The Victoria Sponge Cake

The Victoria sponge cake was named after Queen Victoria who loved to eat a slice of sponge cake with her afternoon tea, a tradition that is still continued today in the UK. A Victoria sponge is made up of two sponge cakes sandwiched together with jam and whipped double cream.or just jam, and the top sprinkled with icing sugar.

Sponge Cake Recipe

This recipe is so easy to make and can be the basis for a chocolate sponge cake, fairy cakes, coconut cake, pineapple upside-down cake or indeed the Victoria Sponge Cake.


  • 8oz/225g unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8oz/225g caster sugar
  • 8oz/225g self-raising flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


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