Easy classic Victoria sponge

    3 hours 40 min

    This is such an easy cake! Fill with your favourite strawberry jam and a good few dollops of whipped double cream.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 125g butter or margarine
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 2 medium eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125g self-raising flour
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons strawberry jam
    • 250ml double cream, whipped
    • icing sugar, to dust

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:3hr cooling  ›  Ready in:3hr40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease 2 (15cm) round cake tins and line with baking parchment.
    2. In a large mixing bowl beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla extract, beat well then sift in the flour and fold until well incorporated. Divide the mixture evenly between the two cake tins.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in their tins, about 3 hours.
    4. Once cooled, transfer the first layer to a serving plate then spread a thick layer of jam and whipped cream on top then place the second layer on top. To finish, dust with icing sugar; slice and serve.

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    I love this cake recipe!!  -  10 Jan 2016


    can u use plain flour  -  03 Jan 2018


    Yes I loved it. Very easy and very nice recipe. I made it this Christmas and I was very pleased I made something that really came out well and good for something who never follows instructions and things coming out well.  -  31 Dec 2017