My other hobby aside from blogging is baking, I absolutely love to bake and when I made this yummy Victoria Sponge recently it tasted too good not to share the recipe! Victoria Sponge is just a 'go to bake' for me, I always have the ingredients in the cupboard as their so minimal and no matter what the occasion a vicky sponge will always go down a treat!
What You Will Need For The Cakes
225g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
4 large eggs
225g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 8 inch sandwich tins
What You Will Need For The Filling
100g of soft unsalted butter
200g icing sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
Strawberry or raspberry jam
1. Firstly preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 and get the sandwich tins greased and lined.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whack in all of the butter, eggs, caster sugar, flour and baking powder and mix everything together until it's all combined, then divide the mixture evenly between the tins.
3. Pop into the oven for around 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.
4. When the cakes are done set aside to cool and whip up a batch of yummy buttercream, I like to beat the butter with an electric whizzer for a couple of minutes first until it starts to go pale and fluffy then gradually add in the icing sugar and beat again for a few minutes, then add in the vanilla and if you need to loosen the buttercream slightly add 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk.
5. To fill the cake I like to pop lashings of buttercream on first, I don't do this too neatly because I love the buttercream to be edging out of the cake slightly, then pop your preferred jam on top of the buttercream again quite messy so it's edging out of the cake!
6. Once the cakes are sandwiched together I like yo finish the cake off by popping a couple of strawberries on the top in the centre of the cake and then I like to add a light dusting of icing sugar and voilaaaa!
This is such an easy, versatile cake and recently I've been doing some fondant covered cakes for birthdays and this is my go to cake recipe I use, it's such a classic isn't it!
Are you fond of a Victoria Sponge beaut's? What's your go to bake? I'd love to know!