Victoria Sponge Cake - Recipe

Ingredients :
  • 170 gms Powdered sugar
  • 170 gms Butter or margarine
  • Self – raising flour - 170 gms or plain flour with 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • ½ cup Milk 
Method :

Sieve the flour.

Take out the butter from the refrigerator 1 hour in advance

Cream the butter and sugar very well.

When the mixture is light and creamy, add the eggs, one at a time, beating each time thoroughly.

If the mixture curdles while adding the eggs, add a little flour before adding the next egg.

Finally, fold in the flour and add milk until the mixture forms a dropping consistency.

Add the vanilla essence.

Grease and dust two 175 mm diameter sandwich tins.

Pour half the mixture into each of the two prepared tins.

Bake in a hot oven at 400° F for 20 minutes.

Tips & Variations : By Vaishali Parekh

Orange Sandwich: Add finely grated rind of 2 oranges when creaming the margarine and sugar. Fill with orange butter icing and top with orange glace icing.

Chocolate Sandwich: Instead of 170 gms of self raising flour, use 140 gms of the flour and 30 gms of cocoa. Fill with chocolate butter icing and top with chocolate glace icing.