Classic Victoria Sponge

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recipe by Hannah Gregory

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 20mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    8
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    912

This is a classic light and fluffy Victoria Sponge by Mary Berry. Fill with any jam, cream or buttercream and enjoy!

recipe updated 7 Jun 2019

Ingredients

  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    225g
  • Self raising flour icon
    Self raising flour
    225g
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    225g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    200g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    10g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    10ml
  • Jam icon
    Jam
    83g
  • Double cream icon
    Double cream
    150ml

Tools

  • kCook icon Stand Mixer
  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Stand mixer bowl
  • kCook icon Round pan - 8"
  • kCook icon Small glass bowl
  • kCook icon Stand mixer bowl

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside salted butter: softened
  2. Pre-heat - 180°C
  3. Grease and flour well
  4. Get a clean stand mixer bowl
  5. Add prepared salted butter
  6. Add self raising flour
  7. Add caster sugar
  8. Add egg
  9. Add baking powder
  10. Add vanilla extract
  11. Mix well until light and fluffy - 5 min
  12. Transfer content of stand mixer bowl to 2 round pans
  13. Bake until light golden and let cool - 25 min, 180°C, middle rack
  14. Turn out carefully onto cooling rack until completely cool - approx 30 min
  15. Get a clean small glass bowl
  16. Add jam
  17. Melt carefully in microwave - approx 15 sec, medium-high heat
  18. Spread evenly
  19. Add double cream
  20. Whip a clean stand mixer bowl carefully until soft peaks form
  21. Pipe carefully with piping bag
  22. Decorate to taste
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