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Victoria sponge

By Imi.2003 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 8
Fluffy, light, delicious cake. Perfect for a birthday cake base, or just afternoon tea. Can be served with cream and jam or fresh strawberries.
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Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • Castor sugar - 4oz
  • Softened unsalted butter - 4oz
  • Medium eggs - 3
  • Medium eggs - 3

For the Filling:

  • Castor sugar - 4oz
  • Softened unsalted butter - 4oz
  • Medium eggs - 3
  • Medium eggs - 3
  • Double cream - 1/2 pint (285ml)
  • Jam - 4 tbsp
  • or Fresh strawberries

Method

  • STEP 1
    Set the oven to 180*C/356*F/Gas mark 4. Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl together, once creamy and smooth add the flour. Add the eggs and mix until fully combined.
  • STEP 2
    Grease two baking tins. Evenly spoon the mixture into the tins. Place into the oven for 20-25 minuets. Poke with a skewer, if comes out clean then it is cooked. Cake should also be springy to the touch.
  • STEP 3
    Leave to cool for 5 minuets, then take out of tins and place on cooling racks and leave to cool.
  • STEP 4
    Whip the double cream until stiff, place the jam or fresh strawberry slices on the bottom layer of cake and carefully spread the cream on top.

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