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Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Sponge cake

Published: May 17, 2022 at 7:10 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + cooling
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

A classic, simple sponge is one of the recipes that you should have in your repertoire, try our easy recipe for a sandwich cake to whip out whenever you need

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal470
fat30.3g
carbs47.2g
fibre0.7g
protein5.2g
salt0.49g
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Easy sponge cake recipe

Ingredients

  • 175g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 175g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-2 tbsp milk (optional)

VICTORIA SPONGE FILLING

  • 4 tbsp strawberry jam, Tiptree Little Scarlett is lovely
  • 142ml double cream, whipped
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4. Line and butter 2 x 18cm sandwich tins.

  • STEP 2

    Beat all the cake ingredients together in a large bowl, add the milk if the mixture is too stiff to drop off a spoon when tapped gently.

  • STEP 3

    Divide the mixture between the tins and level.

  • STEP 4

    Bake side by side for 20-25 minutes until the sponges are risen, slightly shrunk away from the edge of the tin and spring back when lightly pressed.

  • STEP 5

    Leave to cool for 5 minutes then turn out onto a rack and peel off the paper. Cool completely before filling.

  • STEP 6

    Spread the jam onto the base of one sponge. Spread the cream on top of the jam. Sandwich the other sponge on top. Dust with icing sugar.

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