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Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake


You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake full of spongey goodness. Makes a super simple wedding cake too

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  • 200g caster sugar 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder 200g softened butter
  • 2 tbsp milk 4 eggs
  • beaten


servings 10
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake - Step 1

1.Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line with non-stick baking paper. In a large bowl, beat all the cake ingredients together until you have a smooth, soft batter.

Step 2

Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake - Step 2

2.Divide the mixture between the tins, smooth the surface with a spatula or the back of a spoon, then bake for about 20 mins until golden and the cake springs back when pressed. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.

Step 3

Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake - Step 3

3.To make the filling, beat the butter until smooth and creamy, then gradually beat in icing sugar. Beat in vanilla extract if you’re using it. Spread the butter cream over the bottom of one of the sponges, top it with jam and sandwich the second sponge on top. Dust with a little icing sugar before serving. Keep in an airtight container and eat within 2 days.

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