Makes one 20cm cake, 10mins prep, 15mins baking

A classic teatime cake and a firm family favourite, our simple Victoria Sponge Cake is simply delicious. Perfect for a family party, giving as a gift or even as a sweet treat on any day you are sure to impress your friends and family with your baking skills with this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, thoroughly whisked
  • 100g plain white flour
  • 5g baking powder

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 190C.

2. Using a wooden spoon, cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until soft and fluffy, then gradually add the whisked eggs.

3. Sieve the flour and baking powder together, then carefully and slowly fold into the mix.

4. Place in a 20cm cake tin lined with baking paper and bake for 12 – 15 minutes. To test if it is cooked, gently slide a clean skewer into the middle of the cake then pull out – if the skewer comes out clean with no wet cake mixture on it the sponge is ready.

5. When the cake is cooked turn out onto a cooling rack.

6. When cooled cut in two – cut it slowly and try and make the cut as flat as possible! Next spread the top of the bottom half with an even covering of your favourite flavor jam then top with a layer of fresh cream.

7. To finish, gently place the other half back on top then dust with icing sugar using a fine sieve.

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