Wednesday 25 May 2022

A Classic Victoria Sponge Recipe

Victoria sponge cake recipe

Victoria sponge cake recipe

If there's a cake I can never say no to, it's a classic Victoria sponge. I just adore the airy sponge mixed with the tart jam and sweet buttercream icing. It's the perfect accompaniment for a Summer picnic or an afternoon tea. I've baked quite a few Victoria sponges in my time, but I thought it was about time that I shared my recipe. If you'd like to see the cake in action, I've shared the process on my Instagram

Although I opt for buttercream and strawberry jam in the middle, you can always swap that out for a different flavour jam or whipped cream if you'd prefer. I adapted this recipe for the BBC Good Food recipe that I discovered several years ago, but in my opinion have made it better. This makes around 8-10 slices depending on how generous you're feeling and if you'd like a taller, thicker cake then you can always double the ingredients and bake for twice the time. 


For Sponge:

400g Self-Raising Flour

400g Butter

400g Caster Sugar

6 Eggs

1tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Tsp Baking Powder 

For the filling:

90g Butter

140g Icing Sugar

1tsp Vanilla Extract

Strawberry Jam 


Preheat the oven to 180c. Line two round cake tins and grease the sides. 

Cream together the butter and sugar until light. 

Gradually beat in one egg at a time into the mixture. 

Add in your vanilla extract. 

Slowly add in your self-raising flour and baking powder and mix until smooth. 

Separate the mixture into two. Pour the mixture into two round cake tins. 

Bake for 40 minutes until cooked. 

Leave to cool on cooling rack. 

Beat together your icing sugar and butter before adding in your vanilla extract. 

Place the mixture onto one half of the cake. 

Once spread evenly, do the same with the strawberry jam. 

Add the other half of the cake to the top and sprinkle with icing sugar and strawberries.

Serve and enjoy! 

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