Victoria Sponge Recipe

Looking for an easy Victoria sponge cake recipe for beginners? Look no further! This Victoria sponge cake recipe is the perfect way to round off any meal in scrumptious style. Named for Queen Victoria, this traditional and quintessentially British dessert makes for the perfect party cake and goes great with a cuppa!

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  • 225g Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Pure Cane Caster Sugar
  • 225g butter (softened)
  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 to 3 tbsp skimmed milk
  • 300ml double cream
  • 150g raspberry jam
  • Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar for dusting

A British bake with a slice of history

When it comes to baking, the Victoria sponge cake is one of the ultimate family favourites. The Victoria sponge was also a favourite sweet treat of Queen Victoria’s, who was known to have quite the sweet tooth! So partial was she to this particular sponge cake—with its light and fluffy sponge texture and delicious jam and cream filling—that it was actually named after her sometime circa 1860.

Follow this easy Victoria sponge recipe for the ultimate Victoria sponge cake!

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC (160 C fan). Grease and base line two 20cm sandwich tins. Beat the butter and Tate & Lyle Caster Sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat eggs together with vanilla bean paste. Gradually add the egg mixture, beating well each time. (Add a little flour to the mix if it looks as if it might curdle).
  2. Sift together the flour and baking powder over the mixture and fold in using a large metal spoon with enough milk to make a soft dropping consistency. Divide between the tins and level with a palette knife. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until well risen, firm to touch and shrinking away from the sides of the tin. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack (discard the lining paper).
  3. Place one cake on a plate and spread with whipped cream, then add raspberry jam on top and gently spread it around. Place the second cake on top. Dust liberally with Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Icing Cane Sugar and enjoy!