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The Best Victoria Sandwich Recipe

A freshly baked homemade Victoria Sponge cake.

The Victoria Sandwich is a British staple, with a long history of being the centrepiece of afternoon teas and birthday parties. Now you can make the perfect cake at home with our best Victoria Sandwich recipe.

This recipe is from a national treasure – Mary Berry, as published in her book Baking Bible (BBC Books). It’s simple to make, with very little ingredients and a quick prep time.

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Montpellier MMRG60K 60cm Mini Range Gas Cooker in Black


For the sponge:

225g baking spread

225g caster sugar

225g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

4 large eggs

For the filling:

About 4 tbsp raspberry or strawberry jam

For the topping:

A little caster sugar

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Montpellier MDOC60FW 60cm Ceramic Double Cooker in White


Makes 6-8 slices

Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4. Cut 2 greaseproof paper circles, grease the sandwich tins with baking spread and put the circles inside. Grease the circles.

Place the baking spread in a large mixing bowl, then add the caster sugar, self-raising flour and baking powder. Crack the eggs one at a time and then add to the bowl.

Using the electric mixer on slow speed, beat for 2 minutes until smooth. The mixture will be soft enough to drop off the beaters when you lift them up.

Divide the mixture equally between the prepared tins and level the surfaces with a palette knife or spatula. Place in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes.

The cakes are ready when they are risen and pale golden. The tops should spring back when lightly pressed. Cool for about 2 minutes; loosen the edges with a knife.

Push the cased out of the tins on their bases, invert them and remove the bases. Cool the cakes the right way up on a rack. Soften the jam with a palette knife.

When the cakes are cold, remove the lining papers and invert one cake layer onto a plate. Spread with jam, put the other layer on top and sprinkle with caster sugar.

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Montpellier MSBFO65B Built In Single Electric Oven


  • Weighing scales
  • Mixing bowl
  • Sieve
  • Knife
  • Hand whisk or electric beater
  • Spatula
  • Cake tins
  • Baking paper
  • Scissors
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Montpellier SFO65MX Single Built-In Oven

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