Classic Victoria sandwich

Classic Victoria sandwich

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(314 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

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

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.

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

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
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
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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

willwm's picture

well today is the first time that i have baked a cake for many years.....its in the oven now...i have read all the coments, just had to make it...only thing ...i have a small oven...hope its ok to cook the tins one at a time.

jlingham's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Great cake recipe! Very easy to make, I put all the ingredients in the food mixer and just whizzed it round. The result was a light fluffy and moist sponge. Four medium eggs works for me.
Great with just a jam filling but have also tarted it up with fresh cream and strawberries for a special occasion. Yummy!

calleigh-52's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

this was really fantastic!! so easy putting it all in together but i only used jam in the filling as otherwise was too sweet for me.

keyonitakara's picture

Hi to all the bakers of Victoria Sponge Cake. I haven't done this before ,but had followed a similiar recipe that asked to beat all the ingredients for a minute, but what ended up was a very dense cake. Can anyone tell me till how long I should continue to beat the ingredients , minutes approx (Iam not very sure about that smooth, soft batter) . Iam very keen to give this a go , as many have left good comments. Expecting an answer and thanks in anticipation .

keyoni

miss_sana's picture

Great cake, first time i had made a victoria sponge and was a huge success, will definately be making this again.

Tip- don't use the full amount of sugar from the buttercream (useless you like it sickly sweet), i went by taste.

anmrobrts's picture

i read the reviews and decided to just use 3 eggs and wow this cake was a massive hit with all my family

littlemisschef's picture

Really great!! Lots of comments from people i gave it to saying itwas the best sponge ever! I added a cap of vanilla essence too. V spongy and nice n moist. Am going to try it again with lemon zest and spread with lemon curd in the middle.

frolo743's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I've made this twice for birthdays now & still haven't tasted it!!!!!!!! I really must make another as it's had rave reviews

mwalker's picture

baking is not my strong point but this cake turned out great. was a bit concerned when i took it out of the tin as it appeared very greasy but it tasted good. I used fresh whipped cream and jam instead of butter cream.

jojomid's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I've tried this recipe several times and each time it came out perfect and was a great hit with our guests.

sparky18's picture

By coincidence I'd already made this cake but without baking powder or milk. This is the first time I've made a cake for years, my daughter was amazed and delighted, and in less than 2 days it was all gone. I've been instructed to make more and I'm already planning to try the lemon curd variety although my daughter isn't keen, she'd prefer the original.

smokey67's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

made this a few times and everyone has been impressed, used 4 medium eggs.

cookinmamma's picture

I'v tried alot to make a victoria sandwich, before and no success until today. Really pleased with the results carnt wait to show it off at tea time.

vinylskin's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I've made this a few times now when I've had friends over for tea. I love that you can just throw all the ingredients together. I always keep a jar of jam on the ready so I can make this cake at the drop of a hat. It is always a success.

gibsa06's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Easy recipe. Very nice sponge cake. I used homemade marmalade (no butter icing) for the filling and it tasted delicious. I will definatley make this again.

daniellewendt's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

The best victoria sponge i've ever had!

Pages

Questions

Tips