Classic Victoria Sponge

Calories
305
per serving

Serves 12

Everyone’s favourite, suitable for all occasions.

Time

45 mins

Difficulty

Occasions

Tags: afternoon tea, summer, Alfresco, party

Nutritional Information

305 k/cals per serving

Ingredients

Frylight Cooking Spray

225g butter or margarine, softened at room temperature

225g caster sugar 

4 medium eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

225g self-raising flour

2 tbsp Milk

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Spray 2 cake tins (2 x 18cm/7in) with Frylight covering the surfaces.
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little extra milk if necessary, to create a batter with a soft dropping consistency.
  6. Divide the mixture between the cake tins and gently spread out with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes, then tip out on to a wire rack to cool.
  9. Sandwich the cakes together with jam and buttercream or freshly whipped cream and sprinkle with icing sugar on top.