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Learn to whip up your own light and fluffy sponge cakes in this fun and informative self-paced online baking course!

Sponges have always terrified me. I knew there was a method that I was not doing, so was great to get this info. This is a great online course ... Loved it!

Cath, Perth

Discover the secrets to super light sponges – right in your very own kitchen!

Sponges is a fun and informative online baking course that will have you whipping up your own light and fluffy sponge cakes – all from your very own kitchen!

Guiding you through the process will be Anneka Manning, ready to share her more than 30 years of baking experience, knowledge and research, as well as her practical and handy tips and tricks. 

The course includes a 2.5-hour masterclass pre-recorded video (which was recorded as a Live Session earlier this year), which enables you to take part in this course entirely at your own pace. Not only does the video include full step-by-step instructions for making a Classic Hot Milk Sponge, but you will have the ability to bake along in your own time and have access to all the questions that were answered during the session.

This virtual masterclass is supported by printable recipes and resources, as well as individual technique videos, which will teach you everything you need to know to conquer your fear of these gorgeous, classic cakes at home and become your go-to sponge baking kit.

At the end of this class, you will walk away with fail-safe recipes, techniques and confidence you need to bake a gorgeous sponge whenever the mood takes you!

How to enrol

Sponges is a self-paced course and is open for enrolment now.


Please note: The video included in this course is a pre-recorded 2.5-hour video of a Live Session that took place earlier this year.

If you're interested in joining in a future LIVE class and would like to be notified when new dates are released, please fill in your details at the bottom of this page.

Give it a go! Anneka will have you making a sponge in no time.

Alison, Melbourne



Who is this course suitable for?

This course is, quite simply, suitable for everyone. As this course is completed online, it is available to students from all over the world.

What will I get?
  • A 2.5-hour pre-recorded masterclass video where you can bake along with  Anneka Manning and learn how to make a Classic Hot Milk Sponge
  • Membership to BakeClub's exclusive The Kitchen Table online group
  • Access to Anneka's baking experience and knowledge through The Kitchen Table and the ability to ask any baking-related questions
  • A thorough understanding of how to make bread and how to apply what you’ve learnt to be able to troubleshoot in the future and ensure baking success
  • Invaluable printable information sheets, recipes and technique videos
  • Lifetime access to the video and course material
  • A chance to (virtually) meet like-minded people and share your baking with The Kitchen Table online group
  • Baking confidence, knowledge and skill to use regularly at home
What will I learn?

This class covers the various mixing methods and techniques used when making sponge cakes and includes the following recipes:

  • Classic Hot Milk Sponge
  • Raspberry Swiss Roll
  • Powder Puffs
  • Lemon Chiffon Cake
  • Sponge Fingers
  • Coffee & Almond Genoise (Gateau Moka)
  • Elderflower Gin Sponge

Included are also Anneka's top tips for beautiful sponges, how to remove sponges from cake tins, how to roll a Swiss Roll, and loads of clever ideas on how to embellish your sponge cakes.

How does a self-paced course work?

This online course is completely self-guided. Upon enrolment, you will gain access to the course content which you can work through at your own pace. You can log on whenever it is convenient for you and watch the video and bake the recipes entirely in your own time. You will have lifetime access to all the recipes, videos and printable information sheets.

There is the option to connect with Anneka and other bakers via Facebook through BakeClub's exclusive The Kitchen Table membership groups. This way you can share your experience and support each other as your confidence and skills grow.

If you are interested in joining a future class, please fill out your details below and you'll be one of the first to know when new dates are released.