Big Cakes: Victoria Sponge

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

This all-in-one method takes no time at all to whip up, is completely fail-safe and gives a delicious buttery sponge.


For the Cake

  • 175 g unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the tin
  • 175 g self-raising flour


Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 170°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

You can choose to cook this cake either in 1 × 20cm sandwich tin or in 2 × 20cm sandwich tins. Butter the tin or tins, then line the bases with baking parchment. If you use just 1 tin, line the sides with a 7c