Victoria Sandwich Cake

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Victoria sandwich cake named after Queen Victoria, is a plain cake made by the creaming method (see cake-making), closely related to pound cake. Although sometimes referred to as ‘Victoria sponge cake’, it is not a true sponge cake in the sense that savoy or génoise are. Usually it is cut in half and spread with jam and/or cream to give a sandwich. The top is usually dusted with icing sugar.