Victoria sponge cake

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

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Number of servings: 10
  • Difficulty: Easy


  • 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

Recipe instruction

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and grease two 8 inch cake tins.
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs, flour and baking powder.
  • Spread the mix evenly between the 2 cake tins.
  • 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!
  • Allow cooling in the tins before moving them onto a cooling rack.
  • Add the jam, stack, dust with icing sugar and serve with a big dollop of cream. Enjoy!