Victoria Sponge
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Victoria Sponge

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Cooking time

20 mins prep, 20 mins cook. plus cooling time (around 60 mins)

Servings

Serves 8

Two light & airy halves of sponge, sandwiching a layer of generously spread, chunky strawberry jam & home-made double cream. Finished off with lashings of the sweetest sugar. Just pure delight.

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Ingredients

  • Sponge -
  • 175g butter/margerine
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • Filling -
  • 3 tbsp strawberry jam (hartley's with real fruit pieces is gorgeous!)
  • 500ml double cream

Method

    1. Set the oven to 180C. Butter 2 sandwich tins with a 20cm diameter
    2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, and then slowly add the beaten egg.
    3. Fold in the sifted flour and spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tins
    4. Bake for 20 minutes. Leave to cool and then remove from the tins
    5. Whip the cream until thick and use it to fill the sponge with the jam
    6. Dust liberally with icing sugar to serve

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