Victoria sponge by Karen Griffiths
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Victoria sponge by Karen Griffiths

This Victoria sponge recipe by Karen Griffiths is a traditional bake that everyone loves. It’s perfect for a party cake and makes an easy wedding cake too. The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner, every bite brings a taste of nostalgia.

Karen decorated this cake for Valentine’s Day, but you can adapt it to any theme you wish. The possibilities are endless! This recipe is for doing a normal size two-layer cake.

In fact, 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.

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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 Victoria 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 the Afternoon as well.

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Ingredients Victoria sponge by Karen Griffiths

300g Margarine
6 Large Eggs
300g Self Raising Flour
300g of Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar of your choice
For buttercream
500g Unsalted Butter
1Kg of Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar of your choice


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

2. Place Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar and margarine into a mixer bowl.

Blend until light and fluffy. 3. Add the eggs and mix well until all is combined.

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

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

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 it is baked.

10. Make the buttercream by mixing our Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar and unsalted butter. Fill the cake with buttercream.

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