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Top 10 Sponge Cake Recipes

The ultimate light and tender treats, chiffon and sponge cake desserts are a classic for a reason. Find our best-loved recipes—from fruity to chocolaty—right here.

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Moist Lemon Chiffon Cake

This fluffy sponge cake dessert is a real treat drizzled with the sweet-tart lemon glaze. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah

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We love these lemon desserts, too.

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Marble Chiffon Cake

This confection’s a proven winner—it earned me a blue ribbon and was named Division Champion at the county fair! It’s our favorite. I’m the third generation in the family to make it. —LuAnn Heikkila, Floodwood, Minnesota
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Coconut Chiffon Cake

Toasted coconut adds visual appeal to this tall and impressive sponge cake dessert. With an airy texture and heavenly coconut-ginger flavor, it’s a lovely end to meals throughout the year.

Crazy for coconut? Try these sweet dessert recipes.

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Chocolate Chiffon Cake

If you want to offer family and friends a dessert that really stands out from the rest, this is the cake to make. The beautiful high, rich sponge cake is drizzled with a succulent chocolate glaze. —Erma Fox, Memphis, Missouri
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Orange Cream Chiffon Cake

Light and luscious, this sponge cake dessert is bursting with orange flavor. It’s the perfect dessert to serve after a filling meal, or with afternoon tea or coffee.—Faith Sommers, Bangor, California
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Classic Tres Leches Cake

Tres leches means "three milks." This cake gets its name because it uses three kinds of milk—evaporated, condensed and cream. This cake's light and airy texture has made it a classic in Mexican kitchens for generations. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Lemon Chiffon Cake

This moist, airy lemon chiffon cake was my dad's favorite. Mom revamped the original recipe to include lemons. I'm not much of a baker, but whenever I make this dessert my family is thrilled! —Trisha Kammers, Clarkston, Washington
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Berry Pinwheel Cake

Perfect for special meals, this lovely sponge cake dessert is a nice change from strawberry pie or shortcake. Don’t be afraid t try this jelly-roll-style dessert…it’s easy to make. Plus, the waxed paper-lined pan helps make cleanup a breeze! —Becky Ruff, McGregor, Iowa

These strawberry desserts are perfect for spring.

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Blackberry-Topped Sponge Cakes

The recipe for my blackberry cakes is easy to play with. You can replace the sponge cake with angel food, pound cake or ladyfingers. And any fruit that has liquor with the same flavor can be used. —Karen Robinson, Woodbury, Connecticut
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Layered Orange Sponge Cake

This recipe's been handed down in my family for 40 years, from a relative who was a French baker. It's light, delicate and delicious, just like a great cake should be. —Joyce Speerbrecher, Grafton, Wisconsin

For more vintage treats, check out grandma’s best dessert recipes.

Jacqueline Weiss
Jacqueline is a blogger and writer, passionate about sharing the latest in helpful tips and trends in food and cooking. In her spare time, you’ll find her trying new restaurants and experimenting in the kitchen.
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