Friday, 16 July 2010

Victoria Sponge Cake

I do like a good sponge cake and nothing beats a classic Victoria sponge cake especially in summer. I love the combination of strawberries and cream. The sponge was light and moist and the strawberries were delightfully sweet. This is a really simple recipe which works for me everytime. 

The Victoria sponge cake was named after Queen Victoria, who favoured a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea.  It is often referred to simply as sponge cake.  A traditional Victoria sponge consists of jam sandwiched between two sponge cakes.  

The cake disappeared so quickly and I was told there wasn't enough to go round! Will just have to make more next time :) 

sponge cake straight from the oven

freshly whipped cream 

spreading jam on the cake

add cream and strawberries 

victoria sponge cake 

175g butter, softened 
175g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
175g golden caster sugar
3 eggs

raspberry jam
600ml double cream, whipped
Fresh strawberries
Icing sugar for dusting

  • Preheat the oven to 180C 
  • Grease and line the bases of 2 round sandwich tins.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the butter, sugar and eggs. 
  • Beat well until smooth (I used my trusty KitchenAid) 
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared tins and smooth the surfaces. (I weigh my tins so the cakes are evenly sized)
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until well risen and golden brown. 
  • Leave to cool in the tins for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Sandwich the cakes together with the jam, whipped cream and straberries. 
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar on top and serve. 


  1. that's an interesting story behind the victorian sponge! yours looks really beautiful, and its a pretty hard cake to master - so well done

  2. That is what I call a cake!! Beautiful!

  3. Beautiful cake! I just made your white chocolate macadamia cookies today. Yummy!

  4. I totally agree, nothing beats a good victoria sponge cake, its so homely and delicious, its a real favourite of mine. Your's looks lovely.
    *kisses* HH

  5. Now that's what I call a cake!
    I made a coconut victoria sponge this week. Sponge never disappoints!

  6. I love Victoria sponge cake, and this one looks fabulous. Mmmm!

  7. Wow those are some seriously big strawberries going on there...yum! I've never really been a fan of Victoria Sponge but your pictures are certainly making me rethink my stance on the old classic!


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