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Very Easy Victoria Sponge

One of the easiest sponge cake recipes in the world. And fluffiest!


  • sponge:

  • 4oz butter/margarine

  • 4oz sugar - caster/granulated (which ever you prefer/have in the house, really!)

  • 4oz self-raising flour (for chocolate cake replace 1oz of flour with 1oz of cocoa or chocolate powder)

  • 2 eggs

  • splash of water

  • pinch of salt

  • icing:

  • icing sugar

  • water.

  • filling:

  • jam - whatever flavour you want.


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to gas mark 6/180 degrees centigrade

  • 2.

    Line 2 cakes tins - normal size

  • 3.

    Put all ingredients in a bowl, and whisk. (an eletric hand mixer or food processor is easier, but you can do it by hand)

  • 4.

    Divide the mixture between the two cake tins

  • 5.

    Bake for 20 -25 minutes until golden brown

  • 6.

    Remove from oven and leave to cool

  • 7.

    Spread jam on one cake and place the other one on top.

  • 8.

    Make icing according to packet and spread on top

  • 9.

    Leave to set.

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Posted by hungry girlReport
I can't bake to save myself ... but this looks great ... will give it a try ... thanks! - hg