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Classic Victoria sandwich

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Classic Victoria sandwich

200g caster sugar

200g softened butter

4 eggs, beaten

200g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp milk

100g butter, softened

140g icing sugar, sifted

Drop vanilla extract (optional)

340g jar good-quality strawberry jam

Icing sugar, to decorate

Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3.

Grease two 20cm sandwich tins with butter and line with greaseproof paper.

In a large bowl, beat the caster sugar, butter, eggs, flour, baking powder and milk together until you have a smooth soft batter.

Divide the mixture evenly between both tins, smoothing the surface with the back of a metal spoon.

Place in the oven to bake for about 20 mins until golden and springy to the touch.

Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool while you make the icing.

To make the filling, beat the butter until pale and fluffy and then add in the icing sugar a little at a time, beating continuously. 

Add in vanilla extract and mix well.

Spread the butter cream over the top of one of the sponges, spread jam on top of the butter cream and sandwich the sponges together. 

Dust with a little icing sugar before serving. Keep in an airtight container and eat within 2 days.

Serves
makes 10 slices

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Eggs

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Easy, Entertaining, Kids Food

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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