Lovely Victoria sponge cake

    40 min

    A straightforward victoria sponge cake that tastes just like a cake you'd buy from a shop but fresher!


    Bedfordshire, England, UK
    183 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 175g unsalted butter
    • 175g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 175g self-raising flour
    • 3 tbsp strawberry jam
    • 500ml double cream

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Set the oven to 180 C / gas 4. Lightly butter two sandwich tins, each with a diameter of 20cm.
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, and then slowly add the beaten egg.
    3. Fold in the sifted flour and spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tins.
    4. Bake for 20 minutes. Leave to cool and then remove from the tins.
    5. Whip the cream until thick and use it to fill the sponge with the jam.
    6. Dust liberally with icing sugar to serve.

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    This cake was lovely, instead of adding cream and jam i did it with butter icing for the kids and they loved it.  -  29 Aug 2011


    This cake was easy to make and tasted great. I did add a touch of vanilla extract before adding the flour for a little extra flavour  -  01 Aug 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. "It tastes like you bought it from a shop". This must be the worst statement ever made. I would not like any of my cakes tasting as though I had bought it from a shop!  -  09 Aug 2009