Product Information Sponge Cake
Even the best of us sometimes struggle to bake a perfect sponge cake in a domestic oven...
Why not save yourself the trouble?
For over 10 years we have been successfully sending ready to decorate sponge cake bases to customers all over the country. Our carefully balanced recipe produces a moist, delicious tasting cake which will still be good to eat up to four or five weeks after baking, giving you plenty of time to work on the ready made sponge cake base and then enjoy eating it too! Our sponge cakes also freeze and defrost very well, so many customers choose to keep a stock in the freezer ready for those last minute cake requests. Order Now
We have been baking vanilla and chocolate genoese sponge for many years, and now offer carrot cake, lemon cake and an eggless vanilla sponge too. Our decadent death by chocoate cake is ideal for chocolate wedding cakes! All our sponge cakes are individually packed in sturdy boxes to protect them during transit. Just remove the baking paper from the base of the cake and it is ready to fill and decorate!
Our square and rectangular sponge cakes come with two layers in the box, both 1.25” deep - most customers use the two layers sandwiched with buttercream and jam to make one standard depth celebration cake. Our new round sponge cakes (available in vanilla genoese and death by chocolate only) are baked individually in round tins, and left as one layer, approx 2.5" deep. This means you have the choice to split the round cakes either once or twice before adding your filling. NB round cakes are baked in a tin of the size advertised - slight shrinkage will occur on baking.We also make ready-to-decorate cupcakes in a choice of chocolate or vanilla, baked in silver or gold cases. Packed in boxes of 36 (standard size) or 24 (large), these are ideal for creating fashionable cupcake towers - without having to stay up all night baking tray after tray of tiny cakes first! Our cupcakes stay good to eat for 4 weeks - if you can resist them that long...
NB Our carrot cake and egglesss vanilla sponge are only available in 12", 10" or 8" cut squares, as these types of cake are too delicate to travel well in larger slabs. As the carrot cake and eggless sponge are both more fragile than the vanilla sponge, they are not so suitable for American style stacked cakes.
A note on shelf life: the shelf life of our sponge cake bases is calculated from the day of baking, not the day of delivery, and most cakes will be around 3 to 4 days old when you receive them. We recommend that you order sponges to arrive about a week before the celebration, then decorate them in the week leading up to the wedding or party. This ensures the cake is in prime condition when served, and ought to give plenty of time to enjoy the left-overs! The shelf life given is for the undecorated cake base in the orginal packaging - once decorated, the life will depend very much on the type of fillings and icings used.