Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

    12 Servings


For the Cakes:
  • 7 large Eggs, Room temperature
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 8 ounces Unsalted Butter, Melted, plus extra for greasing tins
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Baking Powder
For the Filling:
  • 8 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 10 ounces Strawberry Jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in the center of the oven.
  2. Use the extra butter to grease 2 8-inch cake tins. Line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper.
  3. Beat the eggs and sugar for 2 minutes until light in color and doubled in volume. Set aside.
  4. Add the butter to the eggs while beating, and then add the vanilla.
  5. Sift the flour and baking powder into the batter and beat on low, just in until well mixed and there are no lumps. Do not overbeat.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the 2 cake pans and smooth the tops. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown and the cake should spring back when pressed lightly. When a toothpick inserted in the center it should come out clean.
  7. Turn off the oven, open the door slightly and allow to cool in the oven for 15 minutes to cool down slowly and prevent deflating.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 more minutes.
  9. After 10 minutes, run a knife around the edge and turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the filling.
  11. Whip the cream until stiff.
  12. Turn both cakes with the flat tops facing you. Spread the cream on one side and jam on the other.
  13. Sandwich the 2 cakes together and dust lightly with powdered sugar.


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Author: Janette Fuschi
Recipe Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 195
Calories 410

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g
  Saturated Fat 10g
Sodium 43mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 31g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Janette Fuschi

About Janette

Janette is a British ex-pat living in Southern California. On her blog, Culinary Ginger, you'll learn all about it. On Food Fanatic, you'll see her favorite British classics, and ours too!