Easy Victoria Sponge
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An easy and delicious cake which will take little time or effort to create
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: English
  • 110g sifted self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 110g soft butter (or margarine but I always use butter)
  • 110g sugar - Delia says caster sugar but I always use the golden gran
  • 2 large eggs
  • Strawberry jam (or the jam of your choice)
  1. Heat the oven to gas mark 3, 325F (170C)
  2. You will need two 18cm sponge tins. Grease them first. The line them with greaseproof / parchment paper (so the cakes will not stick).
  3. Put all the ingredients in the bowl of your food processor and process until well mixed (it will not take long)
  4. Divide the mixture between the two tins and spread it out - it will not look enough but it will be all right! The mixture rises in the oven
  5. Then bake the cakes for 30 minutes or until cooked
  6. Leave the cake in the tin for about 1 minute and then remove from the tins
  7. Put one upside down and peel off the paper
  8. Spread thinly with the jam of your choice
  9. Then peel the paper off the other cake and put on top
  10. Voila!

There are lots of ways you can vary this receipt. For example you can add a few drops of vanilla essence, or maybe some lemon zest (in which case you may want to sandwich it with lemon curd).

You could also add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mixture and then use butter icing to sandwich the halves together.
Recipe by Tessa's Food Blog at http://www.tessasfood.com/easy-victoria-sponge/