Easy victoria sponge cake recipe! Soft, fluffy sponge cake filled with jam and cream, this classic victoria sandwich recipe is simply perfect. Let me show you how to make the best victoria sponge cake with my step by step guide with video tutorial.
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Electric mixer- Hand or stand mixer.
Cake pans - 2x 8"
210gSugarGranulated or Caster Sugar
220gSelf raising flour
5tablespoonJamstrawberry or raspberry
200mlWhipped cream or buttercream homemade buttercream ingredients below
Preheat oven to 175C/ gas mark 4. Lightly grease the cake pans with butter and line with baking paper/parchment paper. Set pans aside.
Add baking powder to the flour. Mix and set aside.In a mixing bowl, add butter and sugar then use stand, hand mixer or wooden spoon to mix till batter is light and fluffy.
Break eggs in a seperate bowl one at a time, add vanilla extract and whisk (incase you have a bad egg, it wouldn’t have ruined the cake mix).Pour the whisked eggs in the butter and sugar mixture and beat with the mixer for few minutes till incorporated.
Add the flour in and mix well with the hand mixer or spatula. Divide the cake batter evenly between the cake pans and smooth the surface.
Bake cakes in pre heated oven at temperature of 175C for 25 minutes or till cake tester comes out clean. Bring cakes out of the oven, leave in the cake pans for 5 minutes before turning onto cooling rack to cool.
Place one of the cakes on a plate and spread with buttercream or whipped cream, top with jam then place the second cake on it. Dust with icing sugar.
To make the buttercream fillingAdd butter in a mixing bowl and mix with electric mixer for about 5 minutes before adding sifted icing sugar. Mix till light and fluffy then use for the cake.
Sift flour before use for a light fluffy cake.
Bring eggs to room temperature before use.
If you don't have self-raising flour you can make it by adding a teaspoon of baking powder to every 125g of plain (all-purpose) flour.
If you don’t have a hand mixer use a wooden spoon (to turn the butter and sugar till light and fluffy).
Do not overmix batter once the flour has gone in. Over mixing batter makes cake dense.
Put the cake pan on the middle shelf of the oven for the best heat distribution.
Do not open the oven in the first 30 minutes while the cake is baking. Doing so might cause the cake to sink in the middle
You can exclude filling with jam and cream for a simple vanilla sponge cake.
Nutrition calculation based on using whipped cream filling. The calculation is estimates only.