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Victoria sponge cake

By Farri (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Freeze anything coming in contact with the cream.
  • Easy
  • Serves 8
This is my own recipe and the secret to how to get perfectly light, fluffy cakes every single time!
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Ingredients

Cake:

  • 3 eggs
  • Self raising flour
  • Caster sugar
  • Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Whole milk
  • Vanilla extract

Filling:

  • 3 eggs
  • Self raising flour
  • Caster sugar
  • Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Whole milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • 300ml double/heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Strawberry jam
  • LOTS of berries

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. Grease and line two sandwich tins.
  • STEP 2
    Weigh the eggs in their shells and measure the same weight of the eggs in butter, sugar and flour.
  • STEP 3
    Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl.
  • STEP 4
    Lightly whisk the eggs then add them in, 1/3 at a time beating between each third.
  • STEP 5
    Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together and slowly fold it into the mixture.
  • STEP 6
    Add a dash of milk to loosen the batter up a little and add a bit of vanilla extract.
  • STEP 7
    Separate the mixture between the two tins, level it out, tap out any air bubbles and put into the oven for 20-25 mins or until springy and a skewer comes out clean.
  • STEP 8
    Take out and leave to cool for 20 mins.
  • STEP 9
    Chill a bowl and whisk and jug in a freezer whilst cake cools.
  • STEP 10
    Measure 300ml double/heavy cream and put into a chilled bowl.
  • STEP 11
    Add 3 tbsp sugar (1 tbsp sugar for each 100ml of cream) and a bit of vanilla and whip for about 5 mins or until SOFT peaks form.
  • STEP 12
    When cakes are cooled, even out if needed to, and then spread some strawberry jam onto the first cake. Then spread some of the whipped cream.
  • STEP 13
    Place the other cake on top or add some strawberries before putting the other cake on top.
  • STEP 14
    Do some nice decorations on the top of the cake and voila! A perfect Victoria sponge!
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