Monday, 27 April 2015

Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake

A delicious cake that has history around it!

You know I love anything that has a history so this one was to be baked. 

So let’s see the history here…

Careful ladies you are treading royal path here as
Queen Victoria lent her name to this traditional cake. She was said to have greatly enjoyed with afternoon tea.

This cake is often confused with sponge cake, it is baked in to shallow tins, sandwiched together with jam and finished on the top with a light dusting of castor sugar.

Try a little butter cream sandwiched in along with the jam filling.
The cake can be made in one tin too but apparently this method of using two tins to bake it gives better texture. The one tin has large air holes.
Surprised I #FireUpYourOven"  to make this cake? I had takers for it? Actually the person who finished it was my elder one Apeksha. For some reason, I do not remember why she was sulking, had not eaten anything since morning. No amount of cajoling was working so I let her be.

In the evening at around 4 pm she was hungry and came out of her room to see this cake. She sat down and finished it with that her usually sunny nature came out too! Even she could not remember why she was sulking!!

I forget what book I have copied it from. Once I go back to the library I will get the name and update it.
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake
Ingredients:
  • 115g butter
  • 115 g castor sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 115 g self-rising flour
  • Jam a little extra castor sugar
Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Cream the butter until pale, light and fluffy.
  • Fold in the eggs and flour a little at a time until totally incorporated
  • Spoon the mix evenly into 2 greased 18cm/7in sandwich tins, smoothing the top gently.
  • Place in the center of the oven, until well risen and golden.
  •  The top when lightly pressed should spring back.
  • This will take approximately 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove from the tins and turn onto a cooling rack immediately.
  • When completely cold, sandwich together with jam and sprinkle the top lightly with castor sugar.
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake/ Victoria Sponge Cake

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14 comments:

  1. Well kids have their own moods best is to leave them alone... A cake as tempting as this can cheer up anyone . The jam looks vibrant and it's the highlight of this super soft cake.

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  2. Beautiful and very elegant cake.....

    Irresistible

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  3. It's surely fun reading about history..even I love history and want to check out the reasons behind..that's a great looking sandwich cake!

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  4. Very rich and super spongy. Nice for an afternoon snack.

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  5. That cake looks so soft and spongy. No wonder it lifted up your daughter's mood. :)

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  6. Love the jam in between. yum

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  7. delicious cake,nice name too :)

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  8. Thats a gorgeous cake, am in love with this sandwich cake.

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  9. Cake looks delicious, rich and spongy.

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  10. Lovely cake. It is a definite mood changer :)

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  11. I have this recipe in one of my vegetarian cookbooks. Never got around to making it though. It seems very simple to make with few ingredients. Looks delicious and sounds like a mood-brightener too :-)

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  12. Love this sandwich cake ... looks really delicious ...

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  13. Sandwich cake sounds great,looks yummy..

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  14. This cake looks so delicious! I am bookmarking this :)

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