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Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

  • Ingredients for a 9 inch cake (12 generous portions)


    • 12oz / 350g caster sugar
    • 12oz / 350g Stork margarine
    • 12oz / 350g self raising flour
    • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • ¼ teaspoon / 1.25ml pure vanilla extract


    • 6oz / 175g The Cherry Tree Strawberry or Raspberry Preserve
    • 6oz / 175g butter (room temperature)
    • 12oz / 350g icing sugar, plus a little extra for dusting
    • ½ teaspoon / 2.5ml pure vanilla extract
  • Method:

    1. Preheat oven to170*C / gas mark 3. Lightly grease and line two round 9inch x 1inch sandwich cake pans with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.
    2. Cream together the Stork and sugar until light and fluffy.
    3. Add the eggs in several stages. To avoid curdling, add a tablespoon of flour after each addition. Gently beat in the vanilla extract.
    4. Fold in the flour until just combined on slow speed if using a food mixer or with a large metal spoon and a figure-of-eight motion by hand.
    5. Divide the cake mixture evenly between the prepared cake tins. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes.
    6. While the cakes are cooling, beat together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
    7. When the cakes are cold, remove the baking parchment and place one layer, bottom side uppermost on a serving plate.
    8. Spread with a generous layer of The Cherry Tree strawberry or raspberry preserve.
    9. Carefully spread or pipe a layer of the vanilla butter cream over the jam, and then place the second cake on top.
    10. Lightly sprinkle a dusting of icing sugar over the assembled Victoria Sandwich with. Serve and enjoy!

Victoria Sponge Cake