How To: Make a classic Victoria sandwich sponge cake

Make a classic Victoria sandwich sponge cake

This 2 part video will show you to make a classic Victoria sandwich sponge cake. Follow along as this sweet afternoon tea snack is put together. Fans of raspberry jam will be delighted to get a nice sweet filling. It's a lot easier than it looks! Just follow the recipe and the video!

For the cake:
125g (4oz) self-raising flour
125g (4oz) butter, softened
125g (4oz) caster sugar
2 medium eggs
2tbsp milk
For the filling:
4-6 tbsp raspberry jam
142ml carton double cream
Caster sugar, for dredging
2 x 18cm (7in) sandwich tins, buttered, base-lined and floured

Tip all the ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth. Divide mixture between the sandwich tins and level the surfaces.
Bake the cakes in the centre of a preheated oven - 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4) for 20-25 minutes, or until the cakes have risen and are golden, and spring back when lightly pressed in the centre.
Remove the cakes from the oven and leave them to cool in the tins for 5-10 minutes, then turn them out on to a wire rack and leave them to cool completely.
Spread the jam over the base of one of the cakes. Lightly whip the double cream and spread it over the base of the other cake. Sandwich the two cakes together. Dredge with caster sugar before serving.

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a classic Victoria sandwich sponge cake, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a classic Victoria sandwich sponge cake

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