I hope you are all well and are having a fabulous weekend! As you can probably tell recently, I have been really enjoying sharing more of my baking on my blog (see the new ‘baking’ category in the menu bar to see my recent bakes) so for this week’s post, as another baking post was due for this month I thought I would share with you how I made this classic Victoria Sandwich, perfect for a birthday, afternoon tea or a weekend bake! Although I am by no means an expert at baking, I love getting creative in the kitchen and this super scrumptious cake was so easy to bake so anyone can have a go at making it, plus most importantly it was rather delish! I hope you enjoy my lovelies…
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
- 175g (6 oz) Self Rasing Flour
- 175g (6 oz) Caster Sugar
- 175g (6 oz) Unsalted Butter
- 3 Large Eggs
Ingredients: Filling (buttercream & jam)
- Strawberry Jam
- 50g (2 oz) Butter
- 110g (4 oz) Icing Sugar
- Icing Sugar to dust
- Preheat the oven to fan 16o degrees, conventional 180 degrees, gas mark 4.
- Grease and line the bases of two round sandwich tins.
- Sift the flour into a bowl a put to one side to use later.
- Using an electric whisk (or if you don’t have one, a bit of elbow grease will work fine!) cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
- Beat the eggs into a jug and gradually add them to the bowl with a little flour.
- Gently fold in the remainder of the flour until all the ingredients are combined.
- Split the mixture in half and turn into the two prepared baking tins and make sure they are level and equal.
- Put them in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen and slightly golden brown on top. A tip I like to do is to poke a baking skewer or fork into the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean, you know the cake is ready and cooked in the middle.
- Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for about 5 minutes then turn them out and place them on a baking tray to let them cool fully.
- Once the cakes are cool, spread the jam on one of the cakes and the buttercream (see method below) on the other and sandwich them together.
- Finally, dust the top of the cake with icing sugar using a sieve and voila!
- In a bowl, beat the butter until soft.
- Gradually beat in the icing sugar and any flavouring of your choice. ( I didn’t add anything to mine but you could add a few drops of vanilla extract or any other flavourings)
Thank you so much for reading as always and I hope you enjoyed seeing how to bake this classic Victoria Sandwich. Make sure to let me know if you decide to have a go at baking it yourself or something similar as I’d love to see you creations, and if you do…enjoy!!
Much Love, Amelia xx
*this recipie is from the Be-Ro Home Baked Recipes Book