Victoria Sponge – Van Bake Off

Here is week one’s star Baker of van bake off. Week one was cake week and Lesley of @stillyoungatart made this gorgeous looking victoria sponge for husband Richard. She chose to use a traditional raspberry jam as filling and even included some fresh strawberries.

You can cover in icing sugar to keep with tradition, or add whipped cream and grated chocolate for extra indulgence.

‘Love’ly Victoria Sponge – Van Bake Off


Show the one you love just how much you love them with a heart shaped cake. This recipe is a victoria Sponge recipe, but uses less sugar than a standard sponge.

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 20 mins

Cooling time 2 hrs

Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins

Servings 6

Diet Vegetarian

For the cake

  • 200 g Butter Softened
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 splash milk if required

For the filling

  • 200 ml Whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp Raspberry Jam
  • 1 handful Strawberries

For the top

  • 1 tbsp Icing Sugar optional
  • whipped cream Optional
  • Chocolate Grated
  • Beat the butter and sugar together

  • Add the beaten eggs

  • Fold in the sifted flour and baking powder

  • If it’s a bit thick add a drop of milk to give the consistency of batter

  • Pour into 1 or 2 sandwich tins. Bake at 170 -180°C for 20 mins or until a skewer comes out clean once inserted into the centre

  • Turn onto a wire rack to cool. If baked in 1 piece cut into half (either way is fine to give 1/2 a deep cake or a full shallow cake)

  • Once cooled spread one 1/2 with jam (raspberry is traditional) and the other 1/2 with whipped double cream

  • I also added a layer of strawberries to the jamThe top is usually sprinkled with icing sugar but we didn’t have any so I topped it with more whipped cream then finely grated some chocolate on top

Calories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 1gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 465mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 1325IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 1mg

Keyword Baking, Cake, sponge

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