Victoria Sponge | Recipe

It was my Dad’s Birthday at the beginning of the month and I told him I’d bake him a cake instead of buying one, he requested a Victoria Sponge or a Carrot Cake, he could have asked for anything but he kept it nice and simple – thanks Dad. Victoria Sponge is probably something I can bake with my eyes closed, I think anyone that’s even slightly into baking could, especially with this easy peasy all in one method. I love making Victoria Sponge.

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Victoria Sponge

 

Victoria Sponge Ingredients:

Makes 1 20cm Sponge

 

200g caster sugar

4 medium eggs (beaten)

200g unsalted butter

200g self raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Filling

150g strawberry jam

100g butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

170g icing sugar

 

Method:

Preparation – 10 minutes | Baking – 30 minutes

 

1. Preheat oven to 190c (170c fan) and line two 20cm sandwich tins.

2. Mix ALL of the cake ingredients together until you have a smooth mixture. Mix as little as possible to keep the air in the mixture but ensure the ingredients are well combined.

3. Divide the mixture between the two cake tins and even the surface with the back of a spoon. Bake for 20 minutes (or until golden and well risen). Leave to cool completely.

4. Once cool, make the buttercream by whisking the butter until smooth and creamy then gradually adding the icing sugar along with the vanilla extract. Spread this over the bottom of one the the sponges, top with the jam then place the other sponge on top. Dust the top with icing sugar (or a design of your choice).

 

Enjoy…

 

I’d love to see your photos on Twitter (@AmiRoseBlog) if you have a go at making this yourself.

 Ami xxxxx

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32 Comments

  1. 30th March 2016 / 10:54 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried a Victoria Sponge cake, this looks surely delicious! I’m going to bookmark this recipe. I love the heart you created with the icing sugar, baked with a whole lot of love! 😛

    Sally – DiagonSally

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:31 pm

      I can’t believe you’ve never tried one. I’m always making these and had them a lot as a youngster. Let me know if you do have a go at making it.

      Ami xxx

  2. Fatima Ali
    30th March 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I LOVE this cake! The one at Marks and Spencer is so delicious. I think I should try your recipe too.

    Fatima | http://www.blogsbyfa.com

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:32 pm

      Mmm I’ve heard that one is yummy!

      Ami xxx

  3. 30th March 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Never tried this cake…need to find a vegan version 🙂

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:32 pm

      I’m sure they’ll be a vegan version as this is quite a popular recipe. Let me know if you find one.

      Ami xxx

  4. 30th March 2016 / 4:39 pm

    One of my favorites yet I’ve never made one. Perfect for afternoon tea! Thanks for sharing, I’m adding it to my to-do list!

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:32 pm

      You’ll have to have a go! Let me know what you think.

      Ami xxx

  5. 30th March 2016 / 10:12 pm

    You can’t go wrong with a great victoria sponge cake and I love the little heart you’ve created on top x

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Definitely not. Thank you.

      Ami xxx

  6. 30th March 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Mmmh it looks yummy (and it also looks very nice)
    That’s so sweet from you to cook for your dad’s birthday!
    I wish I could do the same

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Thank you. He always appreciates it.

      Ami xxx

  7. 30th March 2016 / 10:41 pm

    It looks delicious and easy to make! I bet your Dad loved it. I am afraid of baking to be honest, but a few weeks ago I got courageous and baked a brownie. It was a mix from a Thornton’s box, so I suppose it was a bit of cheating, but it came out absolutely delicious. 🙂

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you. He did really enjoy it. I’ve seen the Thornton’s ones and been wanting to make one myself!

      Ami xxx

  8. 30th March 2016 / 11:52 pm

    Aw yes Victoria Sponge is a classic. Did your dad enjoy his special cake?

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:34 pm

      Mmm yes he did thank you. I didn’t get to try it.

      Ami xxx

  9. 31st March 2016 / 1:26 am

    Now I am in the mood for sponge cake! This looks delicious!

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:35 pm

      That’s the problem with food blogging, I’m always baking (and eating) far too much.

      Ami xxx

  10. Gilbert Mutange
    31st March 2016 / 6:07 am

    Happy belated birthday wishes to your Dad. The recipe is simple and I think I will be trying it.

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Thank you. Let me know what you think if you do.

      Ami xxx

  11. Ratisha Goyal
    31st March 2016 / 6:57 am

    Ah! my all time favourite- victorian sponge cake! i’m heading to kitchen right away to give your recipe a try .:)

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:35 pm

      It’s one of my favourites too! I’d love to know how it went.

      Ami xxx

  12. 31st March 2016 / 8:01 am

    I love this post and I love the pound cake. It’s my guilty pleasure food of all time. Thanks for sharing. I surely will ask my wife to try your recipe

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Thank you. Let me know how it goes. Enjoy!

      Ami xxx

  13. Denisa
    31st March 2016 / 9:29 am

    Woow , that’s quite a straight forward recipe and the result looks delicious! I must give this a try! Love the icing sugar heart detail

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Thank you, I wanted to write Daddy but thought it was too difficult.

      Ami xxx

  14. 31st March 2016 / 7:21 pm

    It looks absolutely delicious and simple to do.
    Now I’m very tempted and you made me hungry.
    Thanks for this recipe!

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Thank you. I was told it tasted delicious too!

      Ami xxx

  15. 1st April 2016 / 10:09 am

    I’ve never tried it, but it look delicious. I’ll definitely try to make it as soon as possible 🙂

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you. Let me know what you think if you do have a go at making it.

      Ami xxx

  16. 2nd April 2016 / 7:00 pm

    I love baking, am always making home made cakes for every occasion I refuse to buy shop bought. I have always been told not to put baking powder in with self raising flour and that its on or other. Does it not make it taste any different?

    • Ami
      29th April 2016 / 3:38 pm

      I love it too! It’s just not worth it is it and home baked taste so much nicer. I usually add a little to make it rise better but I may try it without next time.

      Ami xxx

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