Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20-25 mins

Yield: 8in Cake

Delicious light and fluffy classic Victoria sponge cake sandwiched with whipped cream and strawberry conserve or jam, with a dusting of icing (confectioners’) sugar.



  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃/350℉/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease and flour 2 x 18cm/7inch cake tins
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little extra milk if necessary, to create a batter with a soft dropping consistency.
  6. Divide the mixture between the cake tins and gently spread out with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes, then remove from the tin and peel off the paper. Place onto a wire rack.
  9. Sandwich the cakes together with jam, lemon curd or whipped cream and berries or just enjoy on its own.

Recipe Source:

Adapted from BBC Food.


  1. says

    That cake looks AWESOME. I’ve never heard this is particular type of sponge cake but i’m sure I’ll love it (just as soon as I can get my hands on one). I’ve always been someone who likes sponge cake more than pretty much everyone I know. I’ve never really tried any baking at all, but after reading that you’ve only been doing this since December of 2011 I figure that at most I’m only 10 months behind. Nice job with the pictures too. They look incredibly professional.

    I already have plans to have Chinese food tonight with a friend (just PF Chang’s – we’re not cooking), but this weekend I’ll certainly try to get some Victoria Sponge cake. Yum.
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  2. says

    Hi Lisa, love your classic Victoria sponge. Being a Brit, it is something I make on a regular basis. I am so pleased you like it and your photos of the cake are gorgeous! I am taking part in the Whitworths hallenge too so it is great to meet a fellow baker!

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