1. Set the oven to 180C/gas 4. Lightly butter two sandwich tins, each with a diameter of 20cm.

2. Cream together the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, and then slowly add the beaten egg.

3. Fold in the sifted flour and spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tins.

4. Bake for 20 minutes. Leave to cool and then remove from the tins.

5. Whip the cream until thick and use it to fill the sponge with the jam.

6. Dust liberally with icing sugar to serve.

Ingredients

  • SPONGE
  • 175 g unsalted butter
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 175 g self-raising flour

  • FILLING

  • 3 tbsp strawberry jam
  • 500 ml double cream

Instructions

    Prep time: 20 min
    Cook time: 20 min

Comments

jaydek Says... 30 Sep 2011 , 8:50am

sorry got the instructions and the cooking time and prep time wrong way round :/

BizCoCos Says... 30 Sep 2011 , 1:09pm

Hi, I'm allergic to gluten thus use fine brown rice flour and add 1 tablespoon of baking powder. I just made it this am and wanted to compare with a regular recipe, serendipity, viola you posted your recipe thanks, I hAVE made your version before. love both of them

Candice56 Says... 30 Sep 2011 , 10:29pm

180 c* what is the temp in Fahrenheit?

MikeRowesHunny Says... 1 Oct 2011 , 6:11am

@Candice - 375F. As a Brit, I love a good Victoria sponge, but find most Americans find it too dry and not sweet enough.


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