classic victoria sandwich recipe

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

The perfect party cake, a Victoria sponge is a traditional bake everyone will love. Makes an easy wedding cake, too



    • STEP 1

      Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line with non-stick baking paper.

    • STEP 2

      In a large bowlbeat 200g caster sugar, 200g softened butter, 4 beaten eggs, 200g self-raising flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 2 tbsp milk together until you have a smooth, soft batter.

    • STEP 3

      Divide the mixture between the tins, smooth the surface with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

    • STEP 4

      Bake for about 20 mins until golden and the cake springs back when pressed.

    • STEP 5

      Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.

    • STEP 6

      To make the filling, beat the 100g softened butter until smooth and creamy, then gradually beat in 140g sifted icing sugar and a drop of vanilla extract (if you’re using it).

    • STEP 7

      Spread the buttercream over the bottom of one of the sponges. Top it with 170g strawberry jam and sandwich the second sponge on top.

    • STEP 8

      Dust with a little icing sugar before serving. Keep in an airtight container and eat within 2 days.

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