Sour cream sponge cake recipe

A sponge cake so smooth that it will melt on your tongue

46w ago

This is a recipe for a simple sour cream and apple-based sponge cake, which you can add a touch of rum/coffee to, if you like. Because coffee is always welcome, right?

Sour cream sponge cake

apple, sour cream, almonds


  • 100g butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml sour cream
  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (not necessary if you have self raising flour)
  • 2 apples
  • 1/2 cup dry raisins
  • 1/2 cup crushed almonds (bigger pieces are better than ground almonds)
  • 1/2 cup sugar, for glazing
  • 1.5 tsp rum/brandy
  • 2-3 soup spoons espresso


Sponge cake

  1. Blend the sugar, butter, salt and cinnamon together. Add the eggs and sour cream and blend it well.
  2. Grate the apples, including the peel. Add it to the mixture together with the flour, bicarbonate of soda, raisins and almonds. Blend well.
  3. Pour the mixture into an oiled and floured cake tin and bake at 170C for approximately 1 hour.


  1. Mix the sugar, rum/brandy and espresso together to form a glaze.
  2. Glaze the warm sponge cake.
  3. Allow it to cool down.


  1. Enjoy in any way (and with anybody) you fancy.

Recipe Notes

1 cup = 250ml

Recipe by

Simona Poláková

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Comments (8)

  • Looks very nice. Would like to try that.

      10 months ago
  • Sounds tasty!

      10 months ago
  • Sounds nice! Binging with Babish does a similar sponge recipe to this which is great

      10 months ago
  • That sounds lush! And so moist! 😍😍😍

      10 months ago
  • Ňam alias Yum! :-)

      10 months ago