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Classic Victoria Sandwich

Classic Victoria Sandwich

Victoria Sponge Recipe

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 140g icing sugar, sifted
  • Drop vanilla extract (optional)
  • Half a 340g jar of good quality strawberry jam (we used Tiptree Little Scarlet
  • Icing sugar, to decorate

STEP 1

Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line with non-stick baking paper.

STEP 2

In a large bowl, beat all the cake ingredients together until you have a smooth, soft batter.

STEP 3

Divide the mixture between the two cake tins, smooth the surface with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake for about 20 mins until golden and the cake springs back when pressed.

STEP 4

Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.

STEP 5

To make the filling, beat the butter until smooth and creamy, then gradually beat in icing sugar. Beat in vanilla extract if you’re using it.

STEP 6

Spread the buttercream over the bottom of one of the sponges. Top it with jam and sandwich the second sponge on top.

STEP 7

Dust with a little icing sugar before serving. Keep in an airtight container and eat within 2 days.

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