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50Total Time
30Prep Time
20Bake Time

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake

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Who can resist this Great British favourite recipe especially when this Victoria Sponge cake is filled with softly whipped cream and home-grown juicy strawberries. It'll be ready within the hour so it's a great recipe to make if you've got some guests coming round later that same day. Store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days for ultimate freshness and don't forget to save us a slice- Yummy!

50Total Time
30Prep Time
20Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, 350°F, gas mark 4.  Lightly brush the base and sides of two 20 cm (8 inch) circular sandwich tins with a little oil then line the bases with 2 circles of non-stick baking paper.

  2. Step 2:

    Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl with a wooden spoon or in an electric mixer until light and fluffy then stir in the lemon zest.

  3. Step 3:

    Sift the flour and baking powder on to a plate. Gradually beat alternate spoonfuls of beaten egg and flour into the creamed butter mixture until smooth, continue until all the eggs and flour have been added.

  4. Step 4:

    Divide the mixture between the tins, spread level with a round bladed knife then cook on the middle shelf in the oven for about 20 minutes until well risen, golden brown and the cake springs back when lightly pressed with a finger tip.

  5. Step 5:

    Allow to cool for a few minutes then loosen the edges of the cakes with a round bladed knife and turn out on to a large wire rack. Peel off the lining paper then turn cakes back up the other way and leave to cool completely.

  6. Step 6:

    Mix the sliced strawberries with the jam, if the jam is very set, warm briefly in the microwave before adding the strawberries. Softly whip the cream. Transfer one of the cakes to a serving plate. Top with spoonfuls of the cream then the strawberry jam mix. Carefully lift the top cake in place, arrange the halved strawberries on top and sprinkle with sugar. Serve by cutting into wedges.


  • For the sponge

    • 175g Butter (unsalted) (room temperature)
    • 175g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 Lemon zest (grated)
    • 175g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 1 tsp Baking powder
    • 3 Egg(s) (free range) (medium, beaten)
  • For the filling

    • 150g Strawberries (hulled, sliced)
    • 3 tbsp Strawberry jam
    • 150ml Double cream
    • 4 Strawberries (to decorate)

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