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Calorie Conscious Victoria Sponge

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Serves 8
Serves 8

About the bake

Being extra careful with those hidden calories? We say have your cake and eat it. This calorie conscious take on an English Classic Victoria Sponge is a perfect tea time treat that everyone will love a slice of, so you can bake what you love and enjoy it knowing you're making some healthier baking swaps. Adding fromage frais to this recipe makes the filling refresing and light, perfect for a warm summer's day or the Jubilee.

Looking for more lower calorie bakes but need some inspiration? Keep it fruity with a Blueberry Muffin recipe, full of fresh berries, or fill our popular Calorie conscious scones with fresh strawberries - perfect for afternoon tea.

8 ingredients5 steps


    1. Step 1

      Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan/ gas mark 4. Lightly grease 2 x 20cm round cake tins and line with baking parchment.

    2. Step 2

      Place the spread and  Half Spoon Sugar into a mixing bowl then beat together with an electric whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy.

    3. Step 3

      Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding a spoonful of the flour after each addition to prevent the mixture from curdling. Gently fold in the remaining flour and baking powder with a metal spoon until the flour is combined.

    4. Step 4

      Divide the cake mixture between the prepared tins, and level the tops with a spatula. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the cakes are golden and spring back when pressed gently with a finger. Cool for a few minutes in the tins then turn out on a wire rack to cool completely.

    5. Step 5

      When cool, spread the bottom layer of the cake with the fromage frais and top with the raspberries. Gently place the remaining layer of cake on top, sprinkle over a tsp of Half Spoon sugar and serve.


    • For the cake

      • 4Egg(s) (free range) 
      • 100gHalf spoon granulated sugar 
      • 200gAllinson's Self Raising Flour 
      • 200g64% fat spread (Clover or similar) + extra for greasing 
      • 1 tspBaking powder 
    • For the decoration

      • 200gRaspberries 
      • 140gFat free fromage frais 
      • 1/2 tspHalf spoon granulated sugar 

    Nutritional information per 134g serving

    • Energy 333cal
    • Fat 18g
    • of which Saturates 5.4g
    • Carbohydrates 32g
    • of which Sugars 15g
    • Protein 7.9g
    • Salt 0.81g

    6 Baker Ratings

    Mine came out swimming in butter. As recipe stated 180g butter to only 100g flour must not be right. Followed the recipe exactly.

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    Not big enough cake. flour to butter ratio is wrong.

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