25g cornflour (optional - if not used replace with 25g self-raising flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
For the filling
2-4 tablespoons any flavoured jam
125ml (or simply a 142ml tub) double cream
1 to 2 tablespoons caster sugar
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:25min › Ready in:35min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease two sandwich tins. If the tins are loose bottomed you don't need to line them, otherwise do.
Add the butter, sugar vanilla and eggs one at a time to a bowl, adding a spoonful of flour between each. Fold in the rest of the flour and the cornflour, also adding the baking powder. Then add the milk. Pour and scrape the cake mixture into the tins.
Bake for about 25 minutes, until the cakes are beginning to come away at the edges, are springy to the touch on top and a cake tester comes out clean. Leave the cakes in their tins to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely.
When you're ready to eat the cake, put one layer on a plate, right-way up and spread with jam. whip the cream until it's thickened, but still soft and spread over the jam. Sit the other cake on top, and sprinkle over a tablespoon or so of caster sugar
This is an excellent recipe that makes a great Victoria sponge. I shared this with a number of friends and they all loved it!
I did customise it slightly by chopping up some strawberries and mixing with the jam for the filling. This gives the centre a really fruity flavour and might fool your conscience into thinking that there's a health benefit!
Seriously though, this recipe makes the best Victoria sponge I've baked. Good stuff. - 20 Jul 2012
The first time I had ever baked a cake n it was Soooo Easy and absolutely Gorgeous!!! I followed the recipe but I did one cake n cut it in half it took 33mins to cook through perfectly, also I used icing sugar to sprinkle on top instead of caster sugar...We will definately be doingg this again!! - 24 Apr 2012
really liked this cake everyone enjoyed it made it for my daughters birthday party as she doesn't like jam cakes and it was really lite. i used butter but only 200g as i didn't have marg but it was nice quite sweet but we all have sweet teeth in our family - 19 Aug 2010