Friday, 1 October 2010

Victoria Sponge

As mentioned in my previous post, I also made a plain and simple victoria sponge for the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning . I decided that you can't go far wrong with a simple sponge and fortunately it was very well received. I used the recipe from Mary Berry and it turned out really well. Just mix everything together and voila.... it rose better than my previous attempt, I'll be using this recipe from now on :) 

ready to go in the oven 

adding jam 

dust with icing sugar
at the coffee morning 

For the cake 
225g butter
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
225g self-raising flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

For the filling and topping
about 4 tablespoons raspberry or strawberry jam
a little caster sugar

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Grease and base line 2 x 20cm sandwich tins with greaseproof paper.
  • Measure the ingredients into a large bowl and beat well until thoroughly blended. 
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the tins and level out. 
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 25 minutes or until well risen and the tops of the cakes spring back when lightly pressed with a finger.
  • Leave to cool in the tins for a few moments then turn out, peel off the paper and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • When completely cold, sandwich the cakes together with the jam. 
  • Sprinkle with caster sugar to serve. 


  1. June in Ireland who loves to bake1 October 2010 at 23:20

    Lovely. I've been considering buying a Mary Berry cookbook/baking cookbook. I think you may have just persuaded me with this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Glad to hear it worked out - it looks delish. We've got a bake sale at work to raise money for the floods in Pakistan so planning to make a Victoria Sponge, something I've not done in years. It's a toss up between Mary Berry's recipe and my new Bake a Boo book!

  3. The Mary Berry cookbook is definitely worth it. The sponge recipe is so easy and worked beautifully. They used her recipe in the great british bake off as well. Can't wait to try other recipes from her book.

  4. I made the Devils Chocolate Cake into cupcakes using her recipe and they were really moist.

    Mary Berry's going to be a judge at Cupcake Camp - are you going?

  5. @I heart cupcakes - Yes am going to cupcake camp. If you are free on Sat, come join the great brownie bakeoff.


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