Why just have one cake when you can have two sandwiched together? Sandwich cakes are an easy type of cake to start baking with - and they're a perfect way to give your sponge extra flavour.
Why just have one cake when you can have two sandwiched together? Sandwich cakes are an easy cake recipe to start baking with – and they’re a perfect way to give your sponge extra flavour.
Bake two (or three, or four) sponges of your favourite cake and sandwich them together to create a baking masterpiece.
Cooking thinner, separate layers rather than a whole, hearty cake also ensures
that your sponges cook quicker and more evenly, which is why sandwich
cakes are perfect for first-time bakers or if you’re trying a new oven
you’re not familiar with.
The filling is the fun part! You can
sandwich your cakes together with jam, buttercream, fruit or even
chocolate – the choice is yours! You can give your cake any flavour you
wish by using a inventive filling or combination of ingredients.
your cake the tastiest yet by trying one of our easy and delicious
sandwich cake recipes – which one of these 10 beauties will you be
Top tips for sandwich cakes:
- Make sure the sponges are made using the same size tin and have an equal share of the mixture.
- Allow sponges to cool before assembling.
- If the sponges have raised slightly, slice the top off one of the sponges to create an even base for the filling and top layer.
- Make sure your filling is not too runny as the sponges will slide.
The master of sandwich cakes is the classic Victoria sponge.
Vanilla-infused sponges are transformed into a delicious cake with a
simple buttercream and strawberry jam filling. Replace the buttercream
with clotted cream for a naughty, and very British, twist.
Get the recipe: Victoria sponge
Traditionally banana cakes are served in loaf form but that doesn't mean
you can't experiment! This cake is sandwiched together with an apricot
jam and banana filling to make it extra fruity!
Get the recipe: Banana sandwich cake
Carrot cake can be served in thick slices or sandwiched with a cream
cheese frosting. This recipe adds orange juice to the frosting for a
Get the recipe: Carrot sandwich cake
Pretty and full of flavour, this sandwich cake from Royal baker Fiona Cairns ticks all the boxes. A simple apricot jam and crème fraîche filling is all this beautiful cake needs to stay together.
Get the recipe: Fiona Cairns' almond apricot rose petal cake
The tangy flavours of a lemon sponge cake are delicious with an equally tangy buttercream. This recipe sandwiches the two together with a layer of lemon curd for a zesty finish.
Get the recipe: Lemon cake with lemon curd buttercream
This white chocolate cake from Weight Watchers opts for a simple and healthy filling - fresh fruit! A white chocolate buttercream holds the raspberries in place. You can replace the fruit with anything you fancy, blueberries or strawberries would be delicious!
Get the recipe: White chocolate cake
Love Maltesers? Our chocolate cake recipe uses them as a filling! A chocolate mascarpone frosting will keep them in place - until people get their hands on it, that is!
Get the recipe: Maltesers chocolate cake
Perfect on the side of a nice cuppa, this rich and indulgent coffee cake
is sandwiched together with a coffee-infused buttercream.
Get the recipe: Coffee cake
Tangy and delicious! This fruity cake is made with a marmalade and orange zest filling - a quick twist to a standard Victoria sponge.
Get the recipe: Marmalade cake
Chocolate sponge cakes are so delicious they deserve a little special treatment - and what better way to serve them than as a sandwich cake? You can replace the chocolate buttercream with nutella - whatever you fancy!
Get the recipe: Mary Berry’s chocolate cake