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  • Writer's pictureApeksha Gore

Victoria Sponge cake

Updated: Oct 4, 2019

A simple cake, a great joy.. Victoria's sponge cake is the answer to quick cake cravings. This is a cake which can be as simple or as indulgent as your mood is. I have made two versions, one with a simple icing sugar dusting and a jam sandwich and the other with a rich buttercream frosting and strawberry topping. The ingredients for this cake are also very simple, just follow the all-equal by weight rule, taking the weight of eggs as base and you can scale this cake up or down as per requirement.

Ingredients -

  • 1.5 cups or 180 gm flour

  • 0.75 cup or approx 180 gm powdered sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 180 gm softened butter

  • Vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • A pinch of salt

  • For the topping - 200 gm heavy whipping cream

  • 100-150 gm icing sugar

  • half a cup of mixed fruit or strawberry jam

  • Freshly cut strawberry to decorate (optional)

Method -

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and prepare baking tin

  2. In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt

  3. In another bowl, whisk butter and sugar till light and fluffy

  4. Add flour to the butter mix and fold in by gentle whisk, add egg and gently whisk.

  5. Continue adding flour and egg alternating and ending with flour

  6. Add vanilla extract and fold in.

  7. Bake in two separate tins if planning to a sandwich cake or bake in one tin and cut horizontally. Baking time will be approx 20-25 minutes if using 2 tins but up to 35 mins if using a single tin

  8. Once the cake is ready, let it cool down before frosting.

  9. To make the frosting, whisk cream till peaks are formed and gently add in sugar. I prefer less sweet sugar so this is a trade-off between stiff peaks and sweetness of the frosting.Cut the cake in half (if using one cake), spread a layer of mixed fruit jam followed by a layer of frosting

  10. Place the top half on the prepared bottom half of the cake.

  11. You can either sprinkle icing sugar for a simpler version or spread another layer of frosting on top and add freshly cut fruit for a more elegant version of a fantastic victoria's sponge cake.

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