Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Victoria Sponge Cake (without the buttercream)

This classic cake is named after Queen Victoria as it was usually enjoyed as an afternoon tea snack. It is easy to prepare and tasty to enjoy.

For the sponge
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 225g softened butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g self raising flour

For the filling (I only opt for jam without the butter cream)
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tbsp raspberry or strawberry jam

1. Heat oven to 180deg C
2. Break eggs in a bowl and beat with a fork
3. Pour butter and sugar in a bowl and beat them till pale and fluffy. Add eggs a little at a time and beating well after each addition
4.Sift the flour over the mixture and gently fold in with a spoon.
5. Divide equally into 2 round tins
6. Bake for 25min and let it cool
7. Put jam on one cake
8. Make buttercream by beating butter in a bowl until soft and creamy, followed by icing sugar gradually and milk with vanilla essence. Then beat mixture till pale and fluffy
9. Spread over the flat of other cake then gently press the cakes together
10. You can sprinkle icing sugar or caster sugar on top if desired

(Adapted from the Usborne Kids Baking Book)


Missy said...

HI Junglefrog I seem to have lost your commenthere. but thanks for ur lovely comment. the cake was def a sweet stuff! :)

havent seen u arnd for a while. hope u are fine!

tracieMoo said...

It looks great even without the buttercream. Sometimes I think cakes just don't need the extra icing. I'm sure it taste great with the jam sandwiched between. I've been wanting to make this. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Junglefrog said...

He Missy... :) All is fine with me! Thanks for asking! Just haven't been on Flickr a lot... Too busy!

Missy said...

thanks ladies :) im gona bake a fruit cake for a Christmas gathering this weekend.

Cook.Bake.Love said...

I wanted to make this cake for the longest time but my oven can't accommodate 2 round cake tins. May i know the size of cake tin u used?

Missy said...

HI Cook Bake Love.. if i cant rem its either 16cm or 18.5cm round tin pan. and i dont bake 2 at a time. I bake at 2 diff times as my oven is not that big to accomodate 2 :)