Classic Victoria sandwich

Classic Victoria sandwich

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Cooking time

Ready in 30 minutes, plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 10 slices

You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Cake base freezes well for 3 months
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
558
protein
5g
carbs
76g
fat
28g
saturates
17g
fibre
0.6g
sugar
57g
salt
0.9g

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the filling

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 140g icing sugar, sifted
  • drop vanilla extract (optional)
  • 340g jar good-quality strawberry jam ( we used Tiptree Little Scarlet)
  • icing sugar, to decorate

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line with non-stick baking paper. In a large bowl, beat all the cake ingredients together until you have a smooth, soft batter.
  2. Divide the mixture between the tins, smooth the surface with a spatula or the back of a spoon, then bake for about 20 mins until golden and the cake springs back when pressed. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.
  3. To make the filling, beat the butter until smooth and creamy, then gradually beat in icing sugar. Beat in vanilla extract if you’re using it. Spread the butter cream over the bottom of one of the sponges, top it with jam and sandwich the second sponge on top. Dust with a little icing sugar before serving. Keep in an airtight container and eat within 2 days.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2005

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elle01527's picture
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This is the best-ever sponge cake that I've every made - so easy and so spongey!!! I used 3 large eggs. Def do again.

helenfoulkes's picture

Brilliant recipe - The first time i'd tried to bake and it came out perfect! Was heralded by some partygoers as 'the best cake they've ever tasted'!!

And so easy to do!

mymatemilo's picture

Have tried this recipe, and it turned out really good!! I was really pleased,as ive had not much success with cakes before. The in-laws loved it!!

paulasusan's picture

Haven't baked since school, I used 4 medium eggs and a little vanilla , I didn't put everything in at once ,( could hear home ec. teacher telling me not to). Tasted fab, no-one could believe I had made it , including myself. Will definitely be making this again.

sultanauk's picture

Made this for the first time today using my food processor and it was so light. Those of us who were lucky enough to sample the cake all agreed, delicious!!

markkay's picture

I have been making sponges for years, and I have to say this is the best one I have ever made, my family love it and now I have to make it for friends..it is truly delicious,you could'nt buy better in a cake shop..please try.. I warm the jam and then gently spread it over then put the butter cream.It say's consume within 2 day's.for this cake to last longer in our house would be a miracle.

rianadiadylan's picture

I tried this recipe last week with fresh strawberries and whipped cream as a birthday surprise and it vanished in minutes! Just made it again tonight with butter icing and strawberry jam -the kids can't wait to get their hands on it...

gillianfcampbell's picture

Dead simple and dead good. Will be using this as my regular Victoria recipe

jnduggan1's picture
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FAB! Im only a novice baker, but this is dead easy and is lovely! SO quick too!

donna_wowee's picture
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REALLY PLEASED!!!!!!!!! Absolutely thrilled with the results as i'm not the best at baking. Recommend the boozy coffee and walnut cake too!

dlittlewood's picture
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My first ever sponge cake from scratch and it was delicious! I used 4 medium eggs with a jam and creme fraisch filling and it was yummy! I will definitely make this one again.

forestnuter's picture
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Perfect! I can't stop making these for my friends. The best recipe I've tried by far.

sussexgirl's picture
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Easy to make. I used some homemade plum and mulled wine jam for the filling. Went down well with my guests as there was none left!

skraj1804's picture

I tried this recipe and it turned out great. I would definately try it again.

chesty's picture
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Very nice, but better the next day. Would use cream rather than buttercream next time as it was really sweet. Also a tiny bit dense, so will experiment with three eggs next time.

Easy one for the littluns to do, too

rollo1's picture
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Baked this and took it to work - it lasted about half an hour!!
I would highly recommend the butter icing - it tasted like vanilla ice-cream....yum!!
Will be making this again and again.

donnahosie's picture

Made this for my husbands birthday. It went down a treat. only thing I did different was that I doubled the cream filling to ice the top. great cake for any occasion.

mommypoo's picture

I baked this for my partner, he said it was the best cake ever he'd tasted. it was very easy to make and adding good jam really does make a difference. its defo a cake i will make again!

julesandjoseph's picture
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My son wanted to bake a cake, we had no scales so I thought it would be a total mess but it turned out great, we had fun making it and even more eating it.

aud1969's picture
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Full proof perfect sponge. Very versitile once you got the basic sponge receipe, chocolate icing, coconut cream etc all work a dream

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