Victoria sponge recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook, 5 mins to cool
  • 1277 calories / serving
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Perfect for Mother's Day, juicy jam and creamy butter icing glue the moist sponges deliciously together in this elegant, classic bake.  

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Butter 2 x 20cm (8in) loose-bottomed cake tins and line with nonstick baking paper.

Beat the butter and sugar with an electric hand whisk for about 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Then fold in the self-raising flour and baking powder using a large metal spoon.

Fold in the milk and vanilla extract. Then divide the cake mix between the two tins and smooth the surface. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean and the surface of the cake is slightly springy to touch.

Remove from the oven, leave to cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then turn out onto a wire rack. Leave to cool completely.

For the filling, beat the butter until smooth and creamy using the electric hand whisk. Then gradually add the icing sugar and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.

Spread the butter icing over one cake and then spread the jam on top of the icing – it works better than trying to spread it onto the other cake. Sandwich the cakes together and dust the top liberally with caster sugar.

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  • Ingredients

  • 200g (7oz) Everyday Value unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g (7oz) golden caster sugar
  • 4 Everyday Value eggs, beaten
  • 200g (7oz) Everyday Value self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2tbsp Everyday Value UHT skimmed milk
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • For the filling

  • 100g (3½oz) Everyday Value unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g (5oz) icing sugar, sifted
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g (4oz) Everyday Value jam
  • caster sugar, for dusting
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  • Energy 5346kj 1277kcal 64%
  • Fat 69.4g 99%
  • Saturates 38.8g 194%
  • Sugars 116.7g 130%
  • Salt 0.9g 15%

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Carbohydrate 160.6g Protein 12.6g Fibre 2g

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