Gaby's Victoria sandwich

Gaby's Victoria sandwich

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Seven-year-old Gaby shares her special Victoria sandwich recipe - a great cake for Mother's Day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

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Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
439
protein
2g
carbs
55g
fat
25g
saturates
16g
fibre
0g
sugar
41g
salt
0.58g

Ingredients

  • 140g butter, softened
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 140g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tsp milk

For the filling

  • 100g butter, very soft
  • 140g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 2-3 tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam
  • hundreds and thousands, to decorate

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease and line 2 x 20cm sandwich tins. Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric whisk until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, followed by the flour and baking powder. Add enough milk to the mixture so that it falls off a spoon easily. Divide between the tins and bake for 20 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Turn the cakes out onto a wire rack and cool.
  2. To make the filling, beat the butter until smooth, then gradually beat in icing sugar. Spread butter cream on one cake up to the edges. Spread a layer of strawberry jam on top. Put the second cake on top and squash it down so the butter cream sticks out a bit. Press hundreds and thousands onto the butter cream with a teaspoon. This is messy, so put the cake plate on a tray to catch any that escape. Dust the top with icing sugar, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2011

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asmelly's picture

This cake tastes fantastic - well done Gaby!

One small suggestion, as others have mentioned, it might be worth either using a smaller cake tin (maybe 18cm round), or adding about 50g more of each ingredient to get a cake with as secure a depth as yours! My layers sadly came out rather flat, but the flavour was still fab!

cwestie88's picture

made this cake for my friends birthday and it turned out lovely :) i put sprinkles around the butter cream and decorated the top with sweeties and icing! thanks Gaby!

char99's picture

Rule of thumb that's been passed down through my family: for cakes, weigh out thr eggs and use the same measurement for flour, sugar etc. Siving your self raising flour will help it rise.

11urwink's picture

This recipe is easy to make and is delicious to eat! Well Done Gaby!!!!

traciekan's picture

well it worked great for me! well done Gaby. added vanilla to the buttercream. yum

jb5370's picture
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Tasted great but as others have said, nowhere near as big a cake as the picture. Should it maybe have had self raising flour?

stephrist1974's picture
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Agree with DMC above - to get a cake the same size as in photo you need my fail safe Mary Berry recipe - 225gs of each and 4 eggs, 2 tsps baking powder. It's a winner.

dmcanning's picture

My husband made this cake for me for Mother's Day. I felt really sorry for him. I am a baker by trade and you would of needed at least 50g more of each ingredient to make a decent sponge like the picture. It tasted nice though.

myleftknee's picture

Amazing Victoria sponge, gonna make another the second I burn the calories from the first, give me a couple of weeks or so!

bushbabie's picture

Gaby, you're a star!

jb5370's picture
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Going to get my daughter to make this tonight for Mother's Day dinner tomorrow. Love the idea of butter cream and jam filling! All looks so simple.

cameron-gould's picture

this is the best sponge i have ever tried :)

colandol's picture

i have never been able to make the perfect sponge so will try this one

weewee's picture

Very easy recipe to follow. I did it all by hand and it still turned out perfect.Recommend to everyone as its so easy & if I can make this sponge anyone can. Going to get my 9yr old grand-daughter to make it as well when she comes over next. lol

weewee's picture

Very easy recipe to follow. I did it all by hand and it still turned out perfect.Recommend to everyone as its so easy & if I can make this sponge anyone can. Going to get my 9yr old grand-daughter to make it as well when she comes over next. lol

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