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Quick & Easy Victoria Sponge Recipe by Silver Spoon

Quick and easy

88 Reviews

  • Vegetarian

About the bake

This Victoria Sponge cake recipe is one that you will return to time and time again. Its even crumb and rise ensure this cake doesn't go dry around the edges but you are instead left with a light and airy texture that is oh so delicious. 

Find out below how to make this delicious Victoria sponge cake recipe.

35Total Time
15Prep Time
20Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 5). Top Tip: Put some water in a cake tin or roasting tin and set in the bottom of the oven. This will help your sponges to stay moist and prevent it from drying out. Prepare the sandwich tins (2 x 8in sponge tins) by lining with baking parchment.

  2. Step 2:

    Cream together the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon or electric hand whisk, until pale and fluffy.

  3. Step 3:

    Add the eggs in 4 parts, beating well after each addition so that the egg is well incorporated. Add the vanilla. Sift the flour into the mixture and fold in lightly with a metal spoon, until the mixture is even. Add the milk and mix.

  4. Step 4:

    Spoon the mix into tins and bake for 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

  5. Step 5:

    To assemble the cake, put a dab of cream in the centre of the serving plate, and top with one of the cakes. Spoon the whipped cream all over the base and sprinkle over the halved strawberries. Top with the other cake and decorate with strawberries. Sift over the caster sugar and serve.

    If you like this recipe, why not try our cupcakes in a jar idea?


  • For the Cake

    • 200g Unsalted butter
    • 200g Silver Spoon White Caster Sugar
    • 4 Free range medium eggs
    • 200g Allinson's Self Raising White Flour
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 2 tbsp Whole milk
  • For the Filling

    • 250g Strawberries (washed and halved)
    • 150ml Double cream (whipped)
    • To dust Silver Spoon Caster Sugar


  • 2x 8in round cake tins

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