Dear Baker Bees, please help suggest sponge cake flavours/recipes

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Would a lemon sponge work? I usually fill mine with a lemon buttercream or lemon curd works well in the cupcakes 🙂

Post # 4
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

My cousin’s cake was a pumpkin spice flavored cake that was infused with cheesecake and it was fantastic.

I’ve also had a dreamsicle (orange cream) flavored cake and that was also very good.

Post # 5
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

honestly, with only 12 people to feed stick with only the cupcakes and maybe do some white chocolate (sometimes still OK for people with chocolate allergies/sensitivites) coverd strawberries or graham crackers. I assume youll have other food and youll end up with a lot of cake leftover.

Or simply fruit with a cream cheese dip.


Post # 8
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Cynderbug:  Sure!

As a guideline, I usually follow this recipe:

However, I also squeeze the juice of 2-3 lemons into the cake mix (depending on how lemony you want the cake to be) which this recipe doesn’t suggest. Just be sure to remove all the pips first so they don’t get lost in the mixture! You might find you need slightly less egg, or slightly more flour, to make up for the extra liquid.

I use this as a guide for lemon buttercream, but again you can alter the amount of lemon you use depending on the taste you want 🙂 I tend to use it as filling but it can be used to frost the top too. I’ve got such little practice in icing and fondants!

If I’m not serving it to people with nut allergies, I also put a tiny amount of almond extract in the buttercream. Enjoy!

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