Victoria sponge sandwich with vanilla icing, coconut and jam
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Victoria sponge sandwich with vanilla icing, coconut and jam

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About this recipe: A simple Victoria sponge recipe that I use repeatedly, but I adapt it every time I make it and vary the outcome. Has gone down well every time. I usually bake it and give away! Otherwise I would eat all myself! I make it all by hand using the cream and fold method.

debsmth9 West Midlands, England, UK

Ingredients

Makes: 1 Sponge sandwich

  • 175g butter or margarine
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • Filling
  • 50g butter
  • 75g icing sugar, sifted
  • a few drops vanilla extract
  • 4-5 tablespoons raspberry jam (or your favourite jam)
  • 4-5 tablespoons dessicated coconut
  • 4 glace cherries (optional)

Method

Prep:50min  ›  Cook:18min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr28min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line 2 18 to 19cm (7 in) sandwich tins with greaseproof paper.
  2. Cream butter or margarine and sugar until soft and light. Gradually beat in the eggs 1 at a time until well mixed.
  3. Sift flour and fold gently into the creamed mixture. Divide mixture between the prepared tins.
  4. Bake just above the centre of a moderate to moderately hot oven for 18-19 minutes or until firm to touch. Turn out on to wire rack and cool.
  5. Meanwhile, make the icing by combining the butter, icing sugar and vanilla and stirring till smooth.
  6. Sandwich the cooled cake together with the vanilla butter icing.
  7. Warm jam gently (do not boil). Spread over entire cake, then sprinkle with coconut. Cut cherries in halves and decorate top if using.

Serving suggestion

Serve with good quality cream or ice cream! If mixture curdles when eggs are being added, try adding a few spoons of flour. Avoid this by making sure that your eggs and butter are room temperature before starting.

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Reviews (3)

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by glory

Great recipe, so easy to make. Will be making again. Thanks. - 05 Nov 2011

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I would highly recommend this sponge cake recipe; it is a very light sponge, delicious. I have made it several times now it is always a winner!! - 29 Mar 2014

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Tried this for my hubby as he loves coconut. Simple quick and he loved it - 04 Mar 2014

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