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Need a recipe for an English Lemon Sponge Cake

Im making a birthday cake for an English friend who has requested a traditional lemon sponge cake. I've checked the recipes here but the Passover recipes and the lemon roll up arent quite what I'm looking for...I've googled "english lemon sponge" but I'm not sure which recipe I can trust...counting on my trustworthy food 52ers to help me out.

asked by lorigoldsby over 4 years ago
4 answers 1601 views
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hardlikearmour

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added over 4 years ago

If your friend means a Victoria sponge cake (similar to a pound cake) I think mrslarkin's XYZ cake might fit the bill. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

32fb3935 151a 4db2 ac26 980d4c0d5cea  lorigoldsby
added over 4 years ago

Thanks HLA! I see MrsLarkin acknowledges you in her notes...looks like great advice!

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added over 4 years ago

Ok, im English and so is hubby... I'd use a victoria sponge cake recipe, add some lemon zest in to the batter, and some essence if you've got some, then put lemon curd and whipped cream between the two cakes. However! Hubby considers it to be a Lemon drizzle cake - a sponge with lemon juice and sugar poured over once baked. I have to say that just this once, hubby is probably right... A Lemon drizzle cake is a pretty common sight, and a lemon Victoria sponge isn't that common really.

32fb3935 151a 4db2 ac26 980d4c0d5cea  lorigoldsby
added over 4 years ago

Would love to see your recommendation recipe for the Victorian sponge...sounds a bit fancier and she mentioned she served one at her wedding?