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Olive Oil Sponge Cake

To make an olive oil sponge cake, premium ingredients are essential for a light airy sponge. This recipe is for an 8 inch cake but you can adapt your ingredients to make a bigger or smaller cake.

In fact, Victoria sponge is great for a one tiered cake, with multiple layers.  If you want tiered cakes we would recommend a Maderia cake mix.

Different sizes of cakes:

  • 6 inch reduce 2oz of each ingredient reduce eggs to 3.
  • 10 inch add an extra 2oz of each ingredient plus 1 egg.
  • 12 inch add an extra 4oz of each ingredient plus 2 eggs.

Note: re warm boiled water this should be 1 Tablespoon per 4oz’s of mix

Furthermore, with our Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar, you can bake this easy Victoria sponge recipe in any flavour. Try to make it using Salted Caramel Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar, or combine flavours. For example, use our Orange Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar for baking the sponge and our delicious Jaffa Twist for making buttercream.

If you would like to check our full range of Natural Flavoured Icing Sugars and Cocoa Powders click here.

In addition, you can fill this classic Victoria sponge recipe with double cream and jam or ganache. This Victoria Sponge cake recipe is one that you will return to time and time again. Furthermore, this cake doesn’t go dry around the edges.

What is an Olive Oil sponge Cake?

It’s also known as Victoria sandwich, and it is the quintessential British cake.

This Victoria sponge cake (Victoria sandwich), is the classic British tea time treat; simple yet elegant. This traditional cake is perfect for Birthdays, celebrations or Afternoon too.

In addition, the best of this recipe is the fact that we have replaced the margarine to vegetable oil. This will give you a lighter sponge and softer texture as well.

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8oz Sugar and Crumbs Cheery Bakewell Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar or any flavour of your choice
8oz Self Raising Flour
6oz Vegetable Oil
4 Large Eggs
2tbsps Warm Boiled Water


1. Pre-heat the oven to 140 C Fan, 275 F, Gas mark 1.

2. Place Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar and eggs into a mixer bowl. Blend until light and fluffy.

3. Add vegetable oil and mix well until all is combined.

4. If the mix starts to curdle add a tablespoon of the flour from your weighed out ingredients.

5. Now add flour and fold in, do not mix in. If you mix in you will knock the air out.

6. Add warm boiled water and colouring (amount of colouring depends on how deep you want your colour).

7. Now divide your mix between 2 x 8inch sandwich pans – use good quality pans.

8. Put both layers into the oven at the same time one on each shelf. Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes on low.

9. Test with a cake tester to see if its baked.


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    Can you make your screen larger?

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