Victoria Sponge Cake

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6–8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in

100 Desserts to Die For

100 Desserts to Die For

By Trish Deseine

Published 2016

  • About

The Victoria sponge is the most typical cake of the famous English afternoon tea, to be enjoyed after a game of cricket or croquet on a verdant lawn. Be careful not to confuse it with a genoise! The cake should be quite buttery, but its texture shouldn’t be too dense. When it comes to the filling, you can use whipped cream (perfect in summer with a few pieces of strawberry or some raspberries) or a buttercream filling. As for the raspberry jam, it is non-negotiable. As always, I prefer a li