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Strawberry Sponge Cake

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Serves 8

A classic Victoria sponge cake with an added twist. This is the perfect cake for an afternoon tea!

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  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 100ml single cream
  • 135g strawberries, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Double cream and strawberry jam (optional filling)


    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/electric. Grease two 20 cm cake tins and line with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl whisk the butter and sugar together until combined. Then, add the eggs one at a time and mix. Then, add all the single cream and mix once again.
    3. With a wooden spoon fold in the flour a third at a time until the mixture is smooth.
    4. In a separate bowl place the mashed strawberries and vanilla extract and mix gently with a small metal spoon. Add the strawberry mixture to the smooth cake mixture and combine.
    5. Pour the mixture into the cake tins and bake on a middle shelf for 20 minutes.
    6. Take out of the oven and leave to cool in the tins for 30 minutes before removing. After cooled, spread as much jam as desired on one of the two sponges. Then whip some double cream and place on top of the jam. Take the other sponge and sandwich both sponges together. Serve!

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Carolyn Mclean's picture
Carolyn Mclean
11th May, 2019
I've made this sponge a few times but I leave the cream out and it's still yummy.
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Wendy Parsley
30th Nov, 2018
Oh my goodness this cake is so light and fluffoy! Not too sweet. Amazing. I did have to leave it in the oven a little longer.
30th Aug, 2018
I don't normally write reviews for recipes (I'm a terrible lurker!) But I had to write one for this! It was absolutely delicious, very moist and not too sweet. Will definitely make again - very soon!
10th Apr, 2016
I made this for my sons birthday, it's a great cake! Perfect bake first time, wonderful flavour and compliments all around from party guests.
22nd Jun, 2015
Made this today and although it tastes very nice, the texture is somewhat dense and a little wet even after increasing the bake time.
29th Sep, 2014
A beautiful cake that smells of summer fruits! I made this cake -1st attempt- this morning- came out perfectly! I spread mixed berry jam on the bottom cake and layered it with freshly cut strawberries, then placed the top cake and dusted it with icing sugar. delicious!! :-)
joesbaking's picture
10th Jun, 2015
This cake tastes amazing, but I am having trouble with how it cooks. It sinks in the middle, and looks very dense and stodgy. Am I doing something wrong? Have I mashed the strawberries up too much?
joesbaking's picture
10th Jun, 2015
Hi. I've been having trouble with this cake! It tastes AMAZING, however I'm finding it is dense, sinks after cooking, and looks undercooked (looks, but isn't actually). Any tips? I wonder if I've mashed the strawberries up too much?
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