What’s interesting about this recipe is that it’s based on the weight of the eggs.
I used 4 eggs that weighed 200 grams. This measurement is used for the butter, sugar, and flour. To get this recipe in balance all of your main ingredients: sugar (200g), flour (200g) and butter (200g) all need to be the same weight.
Example: If your eggs weighed 250 grams then the sugar, butter, and flour also need to be 250 grams. I recommend using a gram scale when baking, it’s easier to get recipes exact.
Victoria Sponge Cake Tips:
1. Make sure eggs and butter are at room temperature.
2. Let the cakes cool before you place them together.
3. Slice the cake with a sharp knife and light hand.
- 4 eggs (200g)
- Caster sugar (200g or 1 cup)
- Butter (200g or 7/8 of a cup or one cup less 2 tablespoons)
- Flour (200g or 1 1/3 cup), sift flour after you measure it
- 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoonful of salt
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Any kind of jam (I like strawberry)
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- 2 Springform Cake Pans (Loose bottom cake tins)
- 2 cups 500ml of heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar (or to your taste)
- Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C.
- Butter and line the bases of 2 x 18cm (7in) cake pans with parchment paper.
- Place the flour into a small mixing bowl and stir in the baking powder.
- In another bowl cream the butter & caster sugar, add the eggs and continue to blend.
- Add flour and vanilla, continue to blend.
- Make sure the mixture slowly falls off a spoon when held sideways. If it doesn’t add a teaspoon of hot water.
- Divide the mixture between the 2 springform cake pans
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Next, let them cool in the pans for a few minutes, then turn them out to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Spread the jam and whipped cream on one half of the cake and then place the other half on top.
- Dust the top with powdered sugar for a simple cake or dress it up with whipped cream and fruit for decoration.
- With a mixer beat the whipped cream until it starts to get thicker (about 2 minutes)
- Add the powder sugar and beat for another minute or 2 until desired consistency.
Adapted from Giuliana Orme
Keywords: Victoria Sponge Cake, Desserts, Cake, Sponge Cake