Victoria Sponge

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This style 'Victoria sponge' is a blast to the past of the much loved English favourite, although called a sponge, it is actually made of a denser style pound cake.

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    Serves: 1 

    • Cake
    • 1 1/4 (155g) self raising flour
    • 2/3 (155g) sugar
    • 150g margarine
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3 eggs
    • Buttercream
    • 1/2 cup (90g) icing sugar
    • 60g butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • To Assemble"
    • 50ml jam to sandwich the cake

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Place the shelf in the centre of the oven. Line two 17cm sandwich tins with baking paper.
    2. Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the sugar, margarine, vanilla and eggs then beat well with a wooden spoon or mixer until the mixture is light coloured and fluffy.
    3. Divide between the tins and smooth the top.
    4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Turn onto a cake rack to cool.
    5. Buttercream: Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl then add the butter and vanilla; beat well.
    6. To Assemble: When cool add a layer of jam to the top of one of the sponges, followed by a layer of buttercream on top of the jam. Place the second sponge on top. Dust with a layer of icing sugar if required.

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    I just made this sponge but mine has not risen very much and had bubbles on the top what did i do wrong please.  -  15 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Can someone help me out? Im going to make this for my sisters birthday soon and i have a question, if i don't have self-raising flour could i use all-purposed flour and like a teaspoon of baking powder? Or 1\2 a teaspoon? someone please reply! thanks!  -  29 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I used this recipe for an entry for my local Horticultural Society Annual Show at the weekend. I dusted it with caster sugar instead of icing sugar and filled it with a good quality raspberry jam (as per WI standards). Pleasingly I attained a FIRST place for it, so thank you very much for this lovely recipe. This week I am going to make another one to fill with homemade blueberry jam.  -  20 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)