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Prep 45 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Serves
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Ingredients
FOR THE SPONGE
  • 200 g Golden caster sugar
  • 200 g Softened butter
  • 200 g Self raising flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsps Whole milk
FOR THE FILLING
  • 120 g Softened butter
  • 140 g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 200 g Strawberry or Raspberry Jam
Classic Victoria Sandwich
Classic Victoria Sandwich Classic Victoria Sandwich

A simple way to make a traditional cake that everybody loves.

  1. Grease and line two 20cm cake tins. Heat the oven to 190℃
  2. Add all the ingredients for the sponge into a large mixing bowl and beat until you have a smooth cake batter
  3. Divide the mixture between the two cake tins.
  4. Place in the oven for 20 minutes. To check it is cooked, insert a skewer, it should come out clean. If not place it back in the oven for a couple of minutes.
  5. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to completely cool.
  6. To make the filling, beat the softened butter until smooth and creamy.
  7. Gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar and the vanilla extract.
  8. Spread the buttercream over one of the layers of sponge. Then layer the jam over the top.
  9. Sandwich the second sponge over the top.
  10. Dust with icing sugar.

As a youngster, I hit rock bottom and landed myself in a young offenders. I managed to turn my life around, became the first person to earn a Gold D of E Award behind bars and through this found my passion in cooking. I was taken on by Jamie Oliver, eventually started my own business and now find myself catering for royals and celebs. I use my love for food to spread joy and help others find purpose and change their lives. I mentor youngsters who have been in trouble with the law and regularly go back into prisons to share my experiences. I find myself being in a very fortunate position where I am able to do something I really love AND get paid for it!

Classic Victoria Sandwich

A simple way to make a traditional cake that everybody loves.

Prep 45 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Serves
US | Metric
favorite
print
rate
Ingredients
FOR THE SPONGE
  • 200 g Golden caster sugar
  • 200 g Softened butter
  • 200 g Self raising flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsps Whole milk
FOR THE FILLING
  • 120 g Softened butter
  • 140 g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 200 g Strawberry or Raspberry Jam
  1. Grease and line two 20cm cake tins. Heat the oven to 190℃
  2. Add all the ingredients for the sponge into a large mixing bowl and beat until you have a smooth cake batter
  3. Divide the mixture between the two cake tins.
  4. Place in the oven for 20 minutes. To check it is cooked, insert a skewer, it should come out clean. If not place it back in the oven for a couple of minutes.
  5. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to completely cool.
  6. To make the filling, beat the softened butter until smooth and creamy.
  7. Gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar and the vanilla extract.
  8. Spread the buttercream over one of the layers of sponge. Then layer the jam over the top.
  9. Sandwich the second sponge over the top.
  10. Dust with icing sugar.

As a youngster, I hit rock bottom and landed myself in a young offenders. I managed to turn my life around, became the first person to earn a Gold D of E Award behind bars and through this found my passion in cooking. I was taken on by Jamie Oliver, eventually started my own business and now find myself catering for royals and celebs. I use my love for food to spread joy and help others find purpose and change their lives. I mentor youngsters who have been in trouble with the law and regularly go back into prisons to share my experiences. I find myself being in a very fortunate position where I am able to do something I really love AND get paid for it!

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