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Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake. A teatime favourite! This classic British cake is a bake sale icon and much loved nationwide as the perfect teatime treat.

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake

I am a dedicated Anglophile. I gravitate toward all things British. My favourite TV comedies, cooking shows, documentary and history programs are all British.

If it’s British, I probably like it. So today, on the occasion of my birthday, I’m keeping it dead simple. I’m having a true British classic, the Victoria Sandwich Cake.

I also love the version below too, thich uses our Homemade Clotted Cream with jam as the cake filling.

Victoria Sandwich Cake with Jam and Homemade Clotted Cream

Victoria Sandwich Cake with Jam and Homemade Clotted Cream

Favoured by Queen Victoria herself at afternoon tea, this very simple cake is much akin to pound cake in its ingredient proportions. It uses an equal weight of the basic four ingredients; flour, sugar, butter and eggs.

Don’t skimp on a generous layer of jam at the centre either.

Raspberry is traditional but any favourite jam will do. Put together some cucumber or cress sandwiches, bake some scones or Jammie Dodgers.

Then, indulge in afternoon tea with a generous slice of this simply perfect little cake. Happy Birthday to me!

We even have an excellent recipe for Homemade Jammie Dodgers right here.

Homemade Jammie Dodgers with Raspberry Jam

Homemade Jammie Dodgers with Raspberry Jam

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Victoria Sandwich Cake. A must have for tea time.

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Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake
Yield: 12 servings

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake - a teatime favourite! This classic British cake is a bake sale icon and much loved nationwide as the perfect teatime treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups good quality raspberry jam
  • powdered sugar for garnish

Instructions

  1. Grease and flour 2 eight inch cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar very well for several minutes until very light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for about a minute or two after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  5. Finally, carefully and as lightly as possible, fold in the flour mixture in two equal portions. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans and bake for about 25 minutes until the middle of the cakes springs back when pressed lightly and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cakes in the pans for a few minutes before turning them out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Fill the middle of the cake with a generous amount of Raspberry Jam and using a metal sieve dust the top of the cake with plenty of powdered sugar.

Notes

This recipe creates 2 quite shallow cake layers so be careful not to over bake them. I usually check on them after 20 minutes. You can double the recipe for a larger cake but be sure to use 9 inch round cake pans instead.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 Slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 247Saturated Fat 8gCholesterol 71mgSodium 118mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 22gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Lori Beairsto

Thursday 8th of October 2020

This was a flop for me. It just didn’t rise and was not tasty.

Helen Coombs

Monday 10th of August 2020

If this S.R flour or plain flour please

Sharon

Friday 2nd of November 2018

Can I use springform pan?

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 19th of November 2018

...and cut it in half? Don't see why not.

Peggy G.

Sunday 11th of November 2012

Happy belated birthday! Great choice in celebrating with this beautiful and simple cake =)

Anonymous

Friday 9th of November 2012

Happy Birthday Barry many happy returns to you And in honour of your big day I am going to make this cake and have a slice for you. It looks so delicious.

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