Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A Royal Affair - Victoria Sponge

The whole of the UK, (and most of the world) especially London is preparing for the much anticipated Royal Wedding of William and Kate (this Friday) and in spirit of the upcoming event I decided to show you my Victoria Sponge Cake recipe!
So if your planning any parties, get-togethers or celebrations of any kind this coming weekend, try presenting your guests with one of these - an all time traditional British favourite!





Ingredients:

  • 200g self raising flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g butter/marg
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Double cream (whipped)
  • Philadelphia or any soft cream cheese
  • Jam
  • Icing sugar (for on top)

Method:
  • Set oven to Gas Mark 4 (or equivalent)
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Slowly alternate with adding the beaten eggs and flour
  • Fold the ingredients together - getting plenty of air into the mixture
  • Add the vanilla extract
  • Separate into two cake tins and bake on Gas Mark 4 for 25-30mins
  • Keep your eye on the sponge to make sure it doesn't burn!
  • It will be ready when golden and springy to the touch

*Tip - if your cake tins are on different shelves in the oven, one will be ready at least 5 mins before the other

  • Whip the double cream until the same texture as the cream cheese. 
  • You need two-parts cream to one-part Philadelphia (measure on your liking of cream!)
  • When sponges are completely cool, spread over a layer of jam on one sponge
  • Keep the jam away from the edges, it will spread out when you pop the top cake on (as you can see, mine leaked out all over the sides!)
  • Gently blob (ahem) the cream on top of the jam, this too will spread so be careful
  • Place the top sponge on to the other and gently press down a little
  • Dust over some icing sugar to finish.

 c'est fini!

Mine turned out so lovely and springy I was very proud! I used my Mum's home-made jam and I find Philadelphia gives the cream filling that summer fresh appeal, and makes it not too heavy on the stomach.
Let me know if you decide to give this a go!

x

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5 comments

  1. it looks so yummy! :) thanks for the recipe! xxx

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  2. this looks delicious!!!!

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  3. love this! so excited about the royal wedding. lovely cakes. xx

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  4. wow! i'm deffinatly making this asap!
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    X

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  5. this looks soooo gorgeous! I love baking!!!
    x x

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