Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

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Who can resist a traditional Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe? I know I can’t. (I love a bit of cake, especially when I have done a long run as I know I have earned it then ;)).

This cake is filled with whipped cream, strawberry conserve, raspberry yogurt and fresh strawberries.

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Table Of Contents:

  1. Firstly, About Victoria Sponge Cake.
  2. Secondly, Victoria Sponge Cake Ingredients.
  3. Thirdly, Victoria Sponge Cake Method.
  4. Fourthly, Other Recipe Ideas.

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe:

The cake’s proper name should be The Royal Victoria Sponge, as it is named after Queen Victoria, who is reported to have enjoyed a slice with her typical English afternoon tea. Use this delicious recipe to enjoy a homemade Victoria sponge cake, a classic treat.

Smooth strawberry jam and a delicious layer of fresh whipped cream are carefully placed between layers of moist vanilla sponge. This traditional British dessert has a yogurt twist and is a real crowd-pleaser and ideal for any event.

With this detailed instructions, learn the joy of baking and add a touch of tradition to your meals. Prepare to enjoy a great Victoria sponge cake’s soft crumb, exquisite sweetness, and complete perfection.

The lighter, fluffier Victoria sandwich is normally created with two sponge cakes sandwiched together with a layer of jam and fresh whipped or vanilla cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, but it can also be used as a base for your favourite buttercream frosting.

A decent sponge requires a good whisking. The goal is to get as much air as possible into the sponge to make it light and airy. What’s not to love? So yummy!! Great for Afternoon Tea.

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe:

The Victoria Sponge Cake, often simply referred to as the “Victoria Sponge,” is a quintessentially British classic that has charmed dessert lovers for generations. This elegant cake is named after Queen Victoria, who had a penchant for a simple, yet utterly delicious treat with her afternoon tea.

At its heart, the Victoria Sponge is a celebration of simplicity and quality ingredients. The cake is crowned with a dusting of powdered sugar, which adds a touch of finesse. It’s a cake that embodies the timeless charm of tea-time in the United Kingdom and remains a beloved classic at any occasion, from casual gatherings to grand celebrations.

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 15 minutes || Cooking time: 35 minutes


  • 5 large eggs
  • 150g caster sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 150g plain flour sifted
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 200ml whipping cream
  • 100g Rachel’s low-fat raspberry yogurt
  • 4 tbsp strawberry conserve
  • 150g fresh strawberries, sliced Icing sugar to decorate

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe Method:

How To Make:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and grease and line two 20cm/8inch round sandwich tins.
  2. Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla using an electric whisk. The mixture should double in volume and leave a trail.
  3. Using a large metal spoon add half the flour and gently fold in. Follow this with half the oil then add the remaining flour and oil.
  4. Pour the batter into each tin evenly. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until golden and springy to touch.
  5. Allow the sponges to cool slightly in the tins and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Meanwhile, whip the cream until soft peaks form and gently fold in the yogurt – try and achieve a ripple effect. Sandwich the cakes by spreading over the strawberry conserve then add the sliced strawberries and spread over the cream and yogurt mixture.
  7. Dust with icing sugar, serve or chill until required.
Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe:

PER SERVING (150g): 483kcal, Protein 8.3g, Carbs 48.2g, Sugar 34.6g, Fat 28.2g, Sat Fat 9.3g, Fibre 1.2g, Salt 0.1g COST PER SERVING (150g): £0.50

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Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe. Recipe and photography by Rachel’s. So do you fancy trying a slice or 2 of this yummy Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe? Perfect for a weekend treat, don’t you think? Let me know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake:

Firstly, Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake: Afternoon Tea Recipes. Hello friends. So how are you today? Love a slice of cake? As I know I do 🙂. Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake, anyone? How yummy!! Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake. So yummy.

Secondly, Earl Grey’s Blueberry And Almond Polenta Cake. This rich almond polenta cake is SO good – and it’s gluten-free too! I can not wait to make one of these cakes, especially as it is gluten-free! Earl Grey’s Blueberry And Almond Polenta Cake. So moreish.

Thirdly, Raspberry Meringue Cake. Are you looking for a delicious cake recipe? Something for a weekend treat, dinner party or special occasion? Fancy making this show-stopping Raspberry meringue cake? Raspberry Meringue Cake. So tasty.

Gluten Free Lemon & Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake:

Fourthly, Gluten Free Lemon & Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake.Gluten Free Lemon & Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake anyone? Gluten Free Lemon & Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake.

Fifth, Almond and Orange Cake With Orange Frosting Recipe. Do you also fancy trying a slice of this yummy Almond and Orange Cake With Orange Frosting? Because I know I do. Great for any celebration, afternoon tea, or garden parties, that you might be hosting over the next few months. Almond and Orange Cake With Orange Frosting Recipe.

BerryWorld Fruity Meringues:

BerryWorld Fruity Meringues: Afternoon Tea. These classic meringues are topped with cool whipped cream and your choice of berries, they also make a delicious pudding or afternoon treat. BerryWorld Fruity Meringues.

Last but not least, Gluten Free Semolina And Raspberry Layer Cake With Raspberry And Lemon Syrup. Spring is just around the corner and today I am sharing Lisa Faulkner’s Gluten Free Semolina and Raspberry Layer Cake with Raspberry and Lemon Syrup recipe with you. Gluten Free Semolina And Raspberry Layer Cake With Raspberry And Lemon Syrup. So good.

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  1. heartsong normandie
    7 July 2023 / 13:51

    Love the twist on a classic – yum! Bonjour from me over in France

  2. Morgan Prince
    8 April 2016 / 12:20

    What a tasty looking cake! I'd love this but my boys wouldn't touch it because of the strawberries! :)#weekendbloghop

    • 6 January 2017 / 11:50

      Thanks for the comment Morgan 🙂

  3. Paula Rockwell
    4 April 2016 / 12:43

    Hi Claire! Thank you for sharing this post with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party! I have chosen it as one of my Monday Special Features! Your pictures are amazing!:)Have a great week!

    • 6 April 2016 / 15:58

      Hi Paula, thanks so much for featuring my post 🙂 I am so behind with the holiday!! Hopping over now ..

  4. Margarett Murphy
    31 March 2016 / 16:22

    Looks delisious, such a classic recipe.

    • 1 April 2016 / 06:45

      Thanks for stopping by, I love Victoria sponge cake 🙂