Monday, 1 August 2011

Victoria Sponge

I have been itching to bake all week.  In particulary a Victoria Sponge.  I got the below recipie from Lady Cherry Loves blog.

Victoria Sponge


170g unsalted butter
170g golden caster sugar
3 large eggs
170g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
strawberries or strawberry/raspberry jam
150ml double cream
icing sugar to decorate


Preheat the oven to 170C or gas mark 3 and line two 20cm cake tins.

Whip the butter and the sugar until the become pale and fluffy.
Whisk in the eggs one by one.
Sift in the flour and baking powder, and fold it in to the wet mixture. If it becomes too stiff, use the milk to loosen it.
Add the vanilla extract.

Split between the two tins, and bake for 25 minutes.

i wanted to make my own jam for the cake, so we went bramble picking;
Picking brambles in vintage, is not a very good idea!

Maybellene licked the spoon!

Yes that is her tongue

Very proud of myself



  1. Top effort, looks better than mine! x

  2. Looks fabulous! I love Victoria Sponge--I'll have to try it with blackberries.

  3. It looks delicious! I've been craving cake like that for days.

  4. You look very chic to be going blackberry picking and your Maybellene is such a pretty little lady.