Victoria sponge recipe

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Serves: 8

By Sazisi

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  • 200g self-raising flour

  • 150g butter

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 2 eggs


  1. Cream the sugar and butter into a mixing bowl. Add the baking powder to the flour to be sure it's well mixed in.
  2. Add one egg at a time, sifting in a little of the flour to prevent curdling. Once both eggs are well beaten in, sift in the remaining flour and add the vanilla.
  3. Beat some air into the mixture, then divide between two sandwich tins and bake for 20 minutes at 190C/Gas Mark 5.
  4. After the cakes have cooled, remove carefully from the tins. Sandwich the Victoria sponge with whipped cream and strawberry jam. Yum.

Handy Hint

Invest in a good, heavy mixing bowl. Much nicer and easier to use than a flimsy, tinny bowl

Additional Information

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids party

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  • AlfalfaMum 19/09/12 22:26

    Vanessaxx, This recipe should be ok for your 9 inch trays. Minxina, I would increase all quantities by 50%.

  • vanessaxx 17/06/12 11:38

    what would be the measurements for a 9inch backing tray ? :)

  • minxina 25/03/11 09:21

    what about if your doing a 12x10 cake?

  • Indith 01/12/09 11:20

    Basic but always light and fluffy. I often make it with slightly less flour and some cocoa.

  • mynameis 31/03/09 12:38

    Being a big fan of Victoria Sponge but not a great maker of it, I was pleased to find this recipe that is really easy to make and really delicious. Thankyou!

  • Sazisi 18/01/08 21:55

    This is so easy, but always goes down well with everyone and looks impressive. The kids love helping to make victoria sponge (and eating it..) This is a favourite because I pretty much always have the ingredients in so don't have to shop to make it