When it comes to cakes there’s hardly anything as classic as a Victoria Sponge Cake. This famous cake, named for the British queen who made it famous is synonymous with tea time, garden parties, and classy occasions. But that doesn’t mean this cake has to be reserved for fancy or special occasions.
This cake is great to have on hand as an afternoon snack and it makes the perfect companion to a warm cup of tea. The best part about this cake is that you can customize it in so many different ways. Victoria Sponge Cake is traditionally served as two cakes joined together with a layer of jam and cream.
You can use any type of jam or cream that you prefer. Another fantastic thing about this cake is that aside from the jam and cream, it only takes 5 simple ingredients that almost everyone has in their pantry to make it.
1 cup of softened butter (1 cup is equivalent to two sticks of butter)
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons of baking soda
We bet you’ve never seen a list of ingredients that simple for a cake. This recipe just keeps getting better and better because unlike other cakes, you only need one bowl to mix everything together and you don’t need an electric mixer.
In a bowl add your flour, sugar and baking soda and mix well with a fork.
Then add in your eggs one by one and mix after each egg. Next make sure your butter is very, very, soft and cut it up into small pieces. Add the pieces to your batter and mix until everything is well incorporated.
For this cake you’ll need two 9 inch baking pans that have been greased. Pour half your batter into one pan and half into another.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit if you haven’t already and bake for around 20 minutes. You can always insert a toothpick into the middle to make sure its cooked through to the center.
Once your cakes have cooled down you can assemble them with your choice of fresh cream, jam, and fresh fruits.
Trust us, you’ll thank yourself for making this cake because it serves as the base for so many different types of desserts. Give it a try and let us know what you think!