Victoria sponge cake, commonly known as Victoria sponge or Victoria sandwich, is a classic British cake named after Queen Victoria. It is a simple yet delicious cake made of two layers of sponge cake filled with jam and whipped cream or buttercream. The top of the cake is usually dusted with powdered sugar for decoration. It’s a popular choice for afternoon tea or as a dessert for various occasions.

Victoria Cake

Recipe by Nitdb


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The cake is believed to have been a favorite of Queen Victoria herself, hence its name.


  • 200g (7oz) unsalted butter, softened

  • 200g (7oz) caster sugar

  • 4 large eggs

  • 200g (7oz) self-raising flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • Raspberry jam (or any other jam of your choice)

  • Whipped cream or buttercream for filling

  • Icing sugar for dusting (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease two 20cm (8-inch) round cake tins. Line the bases with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift the self-raising flour and baking powder into the bowl and gently fold them into the mixture using a spatula or wooden spoon. Be careful not to overmix.
  • If the batter is too thick, add 2 tablespoons of milk and gently fold until combined and smooth.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake tins and smooth the tops with a spatula.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cakes are golden brown and spring back when lightly pressed with your fingertip.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the tins for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the cakes are completely cool, spread one layer with raspberry jam (or your preferred jam) and the other layer with whipped cream or buttercream.
  • Sandwich the two layers together and dust the top with icing sugar if desired.
  • Serve slices of the Victoria sponge cake with tea or coffee, and enjoy!

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