Victoria sandwich cake with buttercream icing

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This is classic Victoria sandwich cake is beautifully moist and simply delicious. To make alternative flavours, you could try adding cocoa powder or coffee and walnuts.


  1. Place all of the sponge ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until well mixed, for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Place in 2 greased and bottom-lined 20cm (8 inch) sandwich tins.

  3. Bake in centre of pre-heated oven 180° C (160 °C fan, gas mark 4) for 30-35 minutes.

  4. Turn out, remove paper and cool. Sandwich with jam and place chosen icing ingredients in bowl and mix until smooth. Use to fill the cake and, if liked, spread or pipe over the top.

  5. Alternatively you could dust the cake with icing sugar.

  6. Variations to the basic victoria sandwich mixture: chocolate sandwich cake -  add 2 tablespoons cocoa blended with 2 tablespoons hot water and allow to cool. Coffee walnut sandwich cake - add 2 teaspoons instant coffee dissolved in tablespoon boiling water, cooled. 50g (2 oz) chopped walnuts.

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  1. 5 star rating

    Nice 👍🏻

  2. 3 star rating

    Where's the recipe for the buttercream filling?

    The buttercream ingredients is listed under the recipe under -

    For the icing
    225g Icing sugar
    85g Stork (from the tub)
    2 tbsp Milk (whole)
    ½ tsp Vanilla extract
    Strawberries (fresh, To decorate)
    Icing sugar (to dust)

    Happy baking!

  3. 4 star rating

    Like all my cakes these days rises in the middle but not at the edges. What has gone wrong is it something in the ingredients, I've used this recipe for ages and I am very careful, but in the last six months with nothing changed in recipe, ingredients, cooker or tins this non rising at the edges happens?????

  4. 1 star rating


  5. 5 star rating

    Absolutely amazing

  6. 2 star rating

    Runny icing, suspect too much milk.

  7. 5 star rating

    amazing I cannot believe how tasty it was!

  8. 5 star rating

    Never made a cake before and this just came out perfectly. Took about 5 minutes to prepare the cake mix and icing.

  9. 5 star rating

    Beautiful cake worthy of a queen will be making this again

  10. 4 star rating

    Made this twice now perfect both times

  11. 4 star rating

    This is a really nice recipe I will definitely use this as my go to Victoria spong recipe from now on.
    So easy to make and stayed fresh and delicious for a few days. I did not make the butter icing I used double cream for the fill with the jam as I find butter icing a little to sweet for my taste. I would recommend this cake for a tea time treat.
    Thank's baking

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