Friday, 14 October 2011

Victoria sponge recipe


This is the first Victoria sponge i have ever made. Its pretty good, but i think i'll still hunt around for a better recipe: (I have already found my favourite vanilla cupcakes/carrot and orange cupcakes and carrot cake recipes, from The hummingbird bakery and Primrose bakery cookbooks) My books don't have a victoria sponge recipe. If any of you have a recipe for one from either of these bakeries would you email me it please.


 Ingredients:

180g butter
180g caster sugar
3 eggs
180g self raising flour
3 1/2 tbsp good raspberry jam
140g fresh raspberries
120ml whipping cream
A few drops of good quality vanilla essence
icing sugar for dusting
2 x 20cm sandwich tinned, greased and lined


Oven 180 oC

Put butter and sugar in bowl and beat together:




 Beat in the eggs (I don't eat eggs so i use this egg replacer) one at a time:



Sift in the flour and mix:



Spoon evenly into the tins (I weigh each tin with mixture to ensure i get the same even sponges)
Bake for 20-25 mins, turn the cakes onto wire racks, peel off lining paper and cool completely:



Spread the jam on one cake and top with raspberries:





Whip the cream to form soft peaks, add the vanilla essence:




Spread over the raspberries, put the second cake on top and sprinkle with icing sugar:




Make a cup of tea and serve:



xx

8 comments:

Country Rabbit said...

im in love with your images! og wowza! what a gorrrrrgeous looking cakey! yummmmmmy!!!!!
i want, i want...blissful! x

Bee happy said...

Wow, great photos, the cake looks amazing! I want some!! ;)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

fee~bee said...

looks absolutely divine I could just do with a slice
xx fee

Jemm said...

Oh, my! Yummy and so pretty and elegant ;)

Gem said...

Truly Scrumtious x x x x

simplyvintage said...

MMMMM - got my mouth watering just looking at that cake. xxx

♥ Miss Tea said...

one of my fave cake! i can see that the recipe is the same as in my recipe book, yummylicious!


susan

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Well that looks pretty good to me :-) I do have a recipe, if you e-mail me that will remind me to send it to you early next week (I am at work tomorrow and will forget to do it after that - I have a completely crap memory).