Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

January 18, 2021

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

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Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Sometimes the simple things are the best. This is the first cake I learnt to make as a teenager and I have never found a better Victoria Sponge Cake recipe (thank you Mum!). 

This versatile recipe can be adapted to add all sorts of delicious flavours – like lemon or chocolate. Just remove the vanilla extract and add your flavour with the flour at the end.

For example, you could add lemon zest, fresh raspberries or cocoa powder. 

TIP – if you refrain from making cakes because you can’t quite eat the whole thing before it goes off, then just make 1 layer by halving all the ingredients in the recipe below (the method is the same) and baking in just 1 round tin.

Once the cake is cool, cut the sponge in half and stack as normal. 

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Recipe for Victoria Sponger Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

January 18, 2021
: 12
: 20 min
: 25 min
: 45 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 8oz caster sugar
  • 8oz butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 8oz self raising flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Icing:
  • 4oz icing sugar
  • 2oz butter
  • splash of milk
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to 180fan or gas 5.
  • Step 2 Grease and line 2 x 8″ round tins.
  • Step 3 In a large bowl (or stand mixer), beat together the sugar, butter and vanilla essence until pale and fluffy.
  • Step 4 Add in the eggs, one at a time. Beat well between each egg. If the mixture has split slightly, just add a spoonful of the flour and beat well.
  • Step 5 Gently add the flour and stir together gently (being careful not to knock out all that lovely air).
  • Step 6 Pour the mixture into the cake tins, splitting the mixture between the two tins evenly.
  • Step 7 Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the top golden and is springy to the touch. Cool the cakes on a wire rack.
  • Step 8 Whilst the cake is cooling, beat together the icing sugar and butter to make the buttercream. You can add a splash of vanilla essence if you wish. If the icing is too runny, just add a little more icing sugar. Likewise, if the icing is too stiff, add a splash of milk.
  • Step 9 To finish, just spread the buttercream on the top of one layer and place the second layer on the top. You can also add some raspberry or strawberry jam between the layers if you wish. You can also add some more buttercream to the top of the cake, or just simply finish with a sprinkling of icing sugar.

 

Recipe for Victoria Sponger Cake

Recipe for Victoria Sponger Cake

Recipe for Victoria Sponger Cake

Photos taken by Heather Brown


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