Victoria sandwich cake

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Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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The first version of this cake was made in small, individual, elongated cakes such as the sandwiches that were served for an afternoon tea. In The Modern Baker, Confectioner and Caterer from 1907, John Kirkland gives different versions for cakes such as Coffee and walnut, but the Victoria sandwich with raspberry or strawberry jam and/or cream is the most popular. Traditionally, for this cake, the eggs are first weighed in their shell