How to Make Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake | Recipe

How to Make Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake | Recipe

Ingredients for Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the filling

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 140g icing sugar, sifted
  • drop vanilla extract (optional)
  • half a 340g jar good-quality strawberry jam (we used Tiptree Little Scarlet)
  • icing sugar, to decorate


  • Heat oven to 190 ° C / fan 170 ° C / gas 5. Butter two 20 cm sandwich molds and line with non-stick baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat together 200 g caster sugar, 200 g softened butter, 4 beaten eggs, 200 g self-rising flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 2 tablespoons of milk until obtained a smooth and soft dough.
  • Distribute the mixture between the molds, smooth the surface with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown and the cake pops up when pressed.
  • Put on a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  • To make the filling, beat the 100 g of softened butter until smooth and creamy, then gradually stir in 140 g of sifted icing sugar and a drop of vanilla extract (if using).
  • Spread the buttercream on the bottom of one of the sponges. Garnish with 170 g of strawberry jam and sandwich the second sponge.
  • Sprinkle with a little icing sugar before serving. Store in an airtight container and consume within 2 days.