How to Make a Victoria Sponge Cake

by Julie Wright


  • 6oz butter or margarine
  • 6 Ounces caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 Ounces Self-rising flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Jam of your choice for the filling
  • Sprinkle of icing sugar for decoration
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Grease your tins, didn't measure mine but they are standard size, 8inch I think

    Step 2

    Place the butter/margarine in a bowl , I used part white caster sugar and part golden caster sugar purely because I had ran out of plain white.

    Step 3

    I used a hand whisk to cream them together until paler and creamy, scraping down the sides regularly

    Step 4

    Adding the vanilla extract

    Step 5

    3 eggs

    Step 6


    Step 7

    Adding the flour incrementally, and alternately with the eggs

    Step 8

    Adding the eggs, that I gently beat first

    Step 9

    This is what it looks like when all the ingredients have been mixed together

    Step 10

    Place into preheated oven at 180c for 20 mins

    Step 11

    This is one half after cooling on the rack.

    Step 12

    The end result, with the jam filling and dusting of icing sugar. Simple and delicious. You can use anything you want for the filling, I choose homemade strawberry conserve.