Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake…

Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake…

You will need
2 x 8” cake tins


  • 150g Billington’s golden caster sugar
  • 150g Allinson Nature Friendly White Self Raising Flour
  • 150g butter or soft margarine (room temperature)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp strawberry jam


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C (350F Gas mark 4).
  2. Grease the cake tins with some of the butter or margarine and lightly dust with flour, place a circle of greaseproof paper in the bottom of each.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until the mixture turns white and fluffy.
  4. Slowly add the beaten eggs and vanilla extract while whisking continuously
  5. Sift the flour into the mix and then carefully fold in until it is all combined
  6. Spoon mixture into the cake tins (half in each) and bake for 20-25 minutes until springy to the touch and golden brown.
  7. Leave to cool.
  8. Once cool, spread the strawberry jam on the top of one layer and place the other layer on top.
  9. Dust the top with icing sugar

About this post – Recipe and photo credit by Baking Mad

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  1. Mamacook
    3rd June 2012 / 11:30 am

    How appropriate for this weekend that you've posted a recipe named after Queen Victoria!!!!

    • Clairejustine
      3rd June 2012 / 4:57 pm

      🙂 Just been watching it on tv too …

    • Mamacook
      4th June 2012 / 8:18 am

      I use Neilson Massey too now and it is really good. Way more flavour.

  2. Winnie
    3rd June 2012 / 1:34 pm

    It looks very(!) professional!And I also like your patriotism here 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      3rd June 2012 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. einfachtilda
    3rd June 2012 / 1:47 pm

    Das ist fotografisch sehr lecker präsentiert und jetzt bekomme ich Appetit auf Kuchen. Yammmiieee!LG Mathilda

    • Clairejustine
      3rd June 2012 / 4:58 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  4. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    3rd June 2012 / 4:40 pm

    Lovely Victorian sponge cake! Divine! 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      3rd June 2012 / 4:58 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. pinkoddy
    3rd June 2012 / 6:41 pm

    Yummy. Enjoy the jubilee

    • Clairejustine
      4th June 2012 / 5:12 pm

      Thanks,hope you have a lovely week 🙂

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