Victoria sponge cake

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A traditional Victoria sponge cake, perfect for any afternoon with a cup of tea.

A classic, uncut Victoria sponge with a deep filling of butter cream and jam
Preparation time
20 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Number of servings
225g butter or margarine
225g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
4 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp of jam for the filling
Icing sugar to dust the top
Cream to serve
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and grease two 8 inch cake tins.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs, flour and baking powder.
  3. Spread the mix evenly between the 2 cake tins.
  4. Place both tins in the middle of the preheated oven for 20 minutes, before checking with a knife. When the knife comes out clean, it's ready!
  5. Allow to cool in the tins before moving them onto a cooling rack.
  6. Add the jam, stack, dust with icing sugar and serve with a big dollop of cream. Enjoy!