Victoria Sponge Cake

I’ve read about the Victoria sponge in lots of books, but never got a chance to eat it. I was glad that Sweet and Simple Bakes chose the sponge as its challenge for us novice bakers this month. I loved it and so did the family. It was soft, moist and delicious.

Victoria Sponge Cake (recipe from Sweet and Simple Bakes)

For the Sponge:
6 oz Butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups Caster Sugar
3 Eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour + 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 t Salt

For the Buttercream:
3 oz Butter
6 oz Icing Sugar
2 drops Vanilla Essence

Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
Cream together 6 oz butter at room temperature and 1 1/4 cups caster sugar. The texture should be smooth and creamy.
Add the beaten eggs a little bit at a time and mix very well after each addition.
Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into another bowl.
Fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture, folding it in carefully, to keep the mixture light and fluffy.

Pour into a large round cake tin or two smaller cake tins. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cake is golden.

If you made one large cake, cut it into half. I found the easiest way to do this is with a piece of string slid through the cake – knives just don’t work since the cake will begin to crumble. Either way, let the cake completely cool before cutting.

Combine all the ingredients together and blend very well to make the buttercream. Spread one side of the cake with jam and the other with buttercream.

I spread half the cake with homemade plantain jam and the other half with blackberry preserve, and topped the jams with buttercream. Sandwich the two halves together. Mmm. Delicious.

Thanks, Rosie and Maria for another winner recipe!


35 Comments Add yours

  1. Bharti says:

    I love that cake. That was probably the first cake recipe I had ever attempted. The jam in it makes it so English and tasty!


  2. Chawanmushi says:

    Wow …two kinds of jam in one cake! I like the idea 🙂


  3. Rosie says:

    WOW what a lovely looking Victoria Sponge Cake -well done!! Many thanks for partakng in this month’s S%SB 🙂Rosie x


  4. Arundathi says:

    Bharti – I loved it too. We couldn’t wait for the tea! lol!Chawanmushi – Yeah, it was great. Rosie – Thanks so much! Can’t wait for the next challenge!


  5. natalia says:

    Ciao ! your cake certainly looks yummy ! great photos as well !


  6. SMN says:

    That sooooooooo yummy can i have a piece


  7. Rachel says:

    I am craving for that right about now!!!!


  8. A Victorian Sponge cake requires some baking skills.It is not an easy feat. You pulled it off beautifully Arundathi!!!!!


  9. Ivy says:

    Yours also looks great and I like those two different jams in it.


  10. lilmizlynn says:

    Yours looks great. Great coombination of 2 different jams. Well done!


  11. Amu... says:

    Great Looking Cake Arundathi…:-)Thanks for dropping by my Blog and leaving your comments…very very encouraging….Thank you…


  12. Arundathi says:

    thank you everyone! it was so fantastic – i hope you all give it a shot!


  13. Beth says:

    Vic Sponge is def a favourite. Yours looks wonderful


  14. Maria says:

    Your cake looks great and love the sound of combining 2 jams.Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us in next months bake!Mariax


  15. Jude says:

    Oooh wish I had time to join this event. Looks like fun to make and your filling sound great.I’m sold on the plantains and blackberries.


  16. Dragon says:

    I wish that I had had this for lunch instead of the sandwich I had. 🙂


  17. sowmya says:

    wow..nice cake..addition of 2 kinds of jam must have imparted various flavours to the cake..wonderful!!


  18. Arundathi says:

    thanks!The 2 jams were done only because my husband and I have very different jam preferences – and my daughter will eat anything with sugar in it! 🙂 But it was a great idea! Thanks Maria – can’t wait for the next bake!


  19. Priti says:

    Wow…I just want to this only..WOW…


  20. Nirmala says:

    Lovely sponge ! I want a bite right now!


  21. Srivalli says:

    Anu..this is such a looks lovely. So during this time we get to see lovely cakes in display!


  22. Purnima says:

    Aru, this cake is sure victor-ious! Looks very delectable!


  23. Priya says:

    Plantain jam you say? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it,hmm…thinking about it, I’ve never heard of banana jam either! May be a post with the recipe in it ??


  24. Kate / Kajal says:

    sometimes, the most simplest of food is the tastiest of all. Victoria sponge is one such food. easy yet , the best !


  25. Divya Vikram says:

    looks pretty Anu.A simple yet rich cake!


  26. Rei says:

    Love the idea of using 2 jams!


  27. Ranjani says:

    That looks so moist and perfect! ooey goeey yumminess:)


  28. Bhawana says:

    check my blog. There is something for you :).


  29. Mallika says:

    Classic British sponge! I haven’t baked one ages. But now wondering why not?


  30. Jyothsna says:

    I have to get baking now, I’m seeing too many cakes around!


  31. sunshinemom says:

    Looks very tasty and airy! Anu, I just added your tomato rice and a few others I had missed! Sorry the lack of expertise showed:)


  32. What an appealing moist cake!


  33. Arundathi says:

    thanks everyone – do try it!bhawana, thanks for the award!priya, will do so soon!


  34. you know something anu … this pic was tgempting day in n day out on my reader… this looks heavenly.. and 2 jams haan… amazing ya…the day i have my oven .. i will get u here for some good classes


  35. Arundathi says:

    You’ve gotta get an oven, Swati – you could get the small toaster oven that i have – its so convenient!


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