Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

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Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe is a quintessential British classic, known for its light, airy texture and simple elegance. Named after Queen Victoria, who favored this delightful cake with her afternoon tea, it consists of soft sponge layers filled with jam and whipped cream, making it the perfect treat for any occasion.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Serving: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (225g) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups (225g) self-rising flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup strawberry or raspberry jam
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped

Method:

  1. Preheat and Prepare Pans:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line two 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugar:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. This can take about 5 minutes with an electric mixer.
  3. Add Eggs:
    • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding a tablespoon of flour with each to prevent curdling. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  4. Fold in Flour:
    • Gently fold in the remaining flour with a spatula, adding the milk to get to a soft dropping consistency. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared pans.
  5. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Assemble the Cake:
    • Once cool, spread one layer of sponge with jam, then top with whipped cream. Place the second sponge on top and dust with powdered sugar.

Notes:

  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature to achieve the best texture.
  • For a variation, fresh berries can be added along with the whipped cream.

Nutritional Information per Serving (Based on USDA Guidelines):

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Sugars: 30g

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