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Victoria sponge cake dusted with sugar with one slice removed.

Plain Victoria sandwich cake

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3.5 stars based on 8 ratings

This naked Victoria sandwich cake recipe is perfect for an afternoon tea treat or a coffee morning with friends. It also has the added benefit of being made with Half Spoon, meaning it is only 325 calories a slice too.

Key Information

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  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Grease and base-line two 18cm (7in) sandwich tins. Preheat the over to 190°C, (fan 170°C, gas mark 5).

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the margarine, sugar and eggs and beat well with a wooden spoon or electric whisk, until smooth.

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  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Divide the mixture evenly between the two tins and level the surface.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Bake for about twenty minutes until risen, firm to the touch and beginning to shrink away from the sides of the tins.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Turn out onto a wire rack. When the cakes are cool, sandwich together with jam and sprinkle with Half Spoon sugar.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Jam