Easy Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Easy Victoria Sponge Cake recipe

Victoria Sponge cake is very easy to make and is very versatile. Light, vanilla sponge cake is sandwiched with tasty raspberry jam and fluffy buttercream, finished with a light dusting of icing sugar. A perfect tea time treat for all the family. 


  • 225g Self-Raising Flour
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 225g unsalted butter or baking margarine brought up to room temperature
  • 4 eggs at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2-3 drops of vanilla extract


Line two round cake tins with greaseproof paper. Using a little butter or margarine, grease the bottom of the tins. 

Pre-heat the oven to 160oc or Gas mark 4

Place the butter and the sugar into a mixing bowl and whisk until light and fluffy

When the mixture looks light and fluffy slowly add the eggs and the drops of vanilla extract

Fold in the flour, spoonful by spoonful using a metal spoon

Once the mixture is all mixed in, pour half the mixture into each of the tins

Cook until the cake is golden and until a skewer comes out clean when you poke it into the cake

Allow to cool on a cooling rack

Once cool, spread with raspberry jam (or strawberry if you prefer) and freshly made buttercream.

Sandwich the cakes together and sprinkle a little sieved icing sugar over the top


Light, fluffy buttercream 


  • 2 tablespoonsful of butter or baking margarine
  • A couple of drops of vanilla
  • Icing sugar
  • Water if needed


 Whisk the butter or margarine and vanilla extract or essense until light and fluffy
Add icing sugar, bit by bit until it looks about the right amount. If you add too much icing sugar add a tiny drop of water until it is the right consistency.





Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper

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