Victoria Sponge Sandwich

Victoria Sponge Sandwich


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About this recipe: This recipe is about 150 years old. Although this recipe is sufficient for 4 adults, it will serve 6 to 8 children depending on their ages. It lends itself very well for use as the base for a birthday cake or similar special occasion.


Makes: 1 (15cm) sponge cake

  • Sponge cake
  • 100g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 100g (4 oz) butter or margarine
  • 100g (4 oz) plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest or a few drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (optional)
  • Filling
  • fruit preserves or whipped cream

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Cream together sugar and butter, then add remaining cake ingredients, blending into a smooth mixture.
  2. Divide mixture between two lightly greased sandwich tins. Bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 190 C / Gas 5. Allow to cool upside-down on a wire rack.
  3. When cooled spread one half with the filling of choice (preserves, whipped cream, or both!). Invert the other half on top and press together lightly.


Using a disk of baking parchment to line the base of the tins will make the cakes easier to remove when cooked.

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Reviews (3)


was really easy to make, however it did not raise. smelt and taste soooo good though was very flat - 22 Oct 2012


I switched flour and used self raising instead. Creates a great tasting spongey cake. - 23 Jun 2014


This cake is an epic fail did not rise or taste good. Would not recommend. - 12 Sep 2013

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