Monday, July 23, 2012

Scottish Recipes - Victoria Sandwich Cake

Victoria Sandwich Cake


Victoria Sandwich Cake or Victoria Sponge as its also known is a classic cake served with afternoon tea in Scotland

It is a favorite in tea rooms all around Britain and a must for tea time which is typically served around 2pm-4pm, where hot tea is served with classic cakes and petite sandwiches, a great British tradition

Victoria Sandwich Cake

It's said to be named for Queen Victoria who loved it, and rightly so

It's a simple and elegant cake that is made with basic ingredients for maximum taste, sandwiched together with jam and sometimes cream

No thick fondants or frostings are on this cake, it doesn't need it, its just delicious on its own with a sprinkling of powdered sugar on top

So if you are nervous about making fancy looking cakes with tons of fondant then this cake is for you, its basic yet perfect in every way

This type of cake would be great for a little girls tea party

As a kid I loved sponge cakes, so this is near the top of my favorites list


You will need


For the Cake
100g/4oz Butter
100g/4oz Sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
100g/4oz self-raising flour
Ingredients


for the Topping and middle
4 tbsp strawberry jam
Sifted icing sugar for dusting on top

Ingredients



  • Set oven to 180C/350F


  • Grease and flour two 7 inch round baking tins

Tin

  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Butter, sugar

creamed butter, sugar

  • Gradually beat in the eggs adding some flour to stop curdling

add egg

  • Carefully fold in the remaining flour with a metal spoon to keep light and fluffy

fold flour
cake mix

  • Divide the mixture into 2 tins and level off

in Tin

  • Bake in oven for 20 minutes until cakes are risen, springy yet firm to touch and golden

Cake ready

  • Turn out to cool on wire rack

cooling

  • Once cooled sandwich together with strawberry jam (optional you can also add fresh whipped cream here)

add jam

Sandwich together



  • Sieve powdered sugar over the top

Victoria Sponge cake

Serve and enjoy with a lovely cup of hot tea

Victoria sandwich cake

Ahhh perfect

This is the part where I tell you how to store it, but this whole cake went in one day, yes,  all gone, just crumbs left, and we are only a family of 3

Victoria Sponge cake


Angela


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24 comments:

  1. i have a lovely organic raspberry jam i just discovered, and some homemade lemon curd that i'll have to try out with this recipe. thanks : )

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    1. mmmm, sounds delicious Cathy, and homemade lemon curd, yum!!

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  2. Simple and very elegant - LOVELY cake
    I think I'm gonna try this
    Thanks!

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    1. you should give it a try its really yummy Winnie, thanks for stopping by

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  3. YUM! You have a some really tasty looking recipes!!

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    1. Thanks Angela, most are my mums, thanks mum :)

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  4. Wow this looks so good, but what I'm really here about is...

    Congratulations! You have been chosen for the Liebster Blog Award.

    You can read the post at http://www.igottatrythat.com/2012/07/the-liebster-blog-award.html
    Marcie

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    1. I am so excited and honored to be chosen, thanks Marcie, yay !!!

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  5. Thank you for linking up to Thursday Food Fest! I am so happy to see you! Take care. Sarah

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  6. this looks yummy I am planning to make Victoria cake for my daughters first birthday!

    stopping by from the blog hop!

    Tamika @ www.notimefortea.com

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    1. This will be perfect for your daughters first birthday :)

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  7. I love the light dusting of sugar instead of frosting. I will pin this fantastic.

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  8. This looks like a sponge! Yum!!! Thank you for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

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    1. Thanks, It is a sponge, also known as Victoria Sponge cake :)

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  9. That looks delicious and so light and airy.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up tonight!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  10. This looks absolutely delish! I can think of so many different fillings I could try with this! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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    1. See you next week for your link up :)

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  11. I came over from Foodie Friday Linky to get this recipe. I love all things Scottish. I wasn't born there, buy many of my ancestors were. I love to visit there! I am a new follower on GFC/ Patsy

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    1. Welcome Patsy, I love all things Scottish too :)

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  12. I wanted to let you know that I made this today and it was wonderful! So flavorful. We have a few pieces left but I am sure that they won't make it to Tuesday. :-D

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    1. Yay! Glad you made it and loved it, i get a kick out of hearing my recipes being made :)

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