Victoria Sponge Cake

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In this sponge cake recipe, we recreate the favorite cake of Queen Victoria, the Victoria Sponge, which has since become a tried-and-true recipe for tea-time sponge cakes. Victoria Sponges are generally filled with jam, and are undecorated on the top, but you can serve each piece with a dollop of whipped cream, or shake some powdered sugar over the top if you'd like.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 8-inch cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup milk, room temperature

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch springform pan.

  2. Sift flour and baking powder into a medium bowl and set aside.

  3. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture in batches, alternating with milk, mixing batter briefly after each addition just to combine

  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips

This cake can be served as is, or just dusted with confectioners' sugar. Alternately, cut the cake in half horizontally and sandwich the layers together with jam, custard, or whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
20g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 223mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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