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Victoria Sponge – Van Bake Off

10 Ingredients or less

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Here is week one’s star Baker of van bake off. Week one was cake week and Lesley of @stillyoungatart made this gorgeous looking victoria sponge for husband Richard. She chose to use a traditional raspberry jam as filling and even included some fresh strawberries.

You can cover in icing sugar to keep with tradition, or add whipped cream and grated chocolate for extra indulgence.

Victoria sponge in the shape of a heart

‘Love’ly Victoria Sponge – Van Bake Off

Show the one you love just how much you love them with a heart shaped cake. This recipe is a victoria Sponge recipe, but uses less sugar than a standard sponge.
5 from 1 vote
10 Ingredients or less
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Course Baking, Snacks
Servings 6
Diet Vegetarian


  • Oven
  • Heart shaped tin


For the cake

  • 200 g Butter Softened
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 splash milk if required

For the filling

  • 200 ml Whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp Raspberry Jam
  • 1 handful Strawberries

For the top

  • 1 tbsp Icing Sugar optional
  • whipped cream Optional
  • Chocolate Grated


  • Beat the butter and sugar together
  • Add the beaten eggs
  • Fold in the sifted flour and baking powder
  • If it's a bit thick add a drop of milk to give the consistency of batter
  • Pour into 1 or 2 sandwich tins. Bake at 170 -180°C for 20 mins or until a skewer comes out clean once inserted into the centre
  • Turn onto a wire rack to cool. If baked in 1 piece cut into half (either way is fine to give 1/2 a deep cake or a full shallow cake)
  • Once cooled spread one 1/2 with jam (raspberry is traditional) and the other 1/2 with whipped double cream
  • I also added a layer of strawberries to the jam. The top is usually sprinkled with icing sugar but we didn't have any so I topped it with more whipped cream then finely grated some chocolate on top
    slice of victoria sponge with fresh cream and strawberries and grated chocolate on the top


Calories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 1gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 465mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 1325IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baking, Cake, Easy, Family friendly, sponge
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