Thursday, August 9, 2012

Victoria Sandwich Cake

Sunday was another family dinner. We have them the first Sunday of every month.  D and I love having family gather and spend a relaxing afternoon chatting and catching up.  Another nice part about the family dinner is that I get the chance to make the dessert so I have another reason to try a new recipe. Wahoo!

I knew I had seen a recipe that would be perfect linked up in a past Tout It Tuesday from Tartan Tastes in Texas. The recipe was for a sponge cake with jam in the middle topped with powdered sugar. It sounded delicious! Plus, there was the added bonus of it being named after England's Queen Victoria - so it was the perfect dessert to have during the Olympics.  

The original recipe called for self-rising flour and round pans - neither of which I had, so I adapted the recipe making my own self-rising flour, using a high sided baking pan and cutting 2-7x7 squares of cake to sandwich together.

This cake looked great and tasted even better. No one passed on dessert when I brought this out. Definitely the sign of a successful recipe.

Victoria Sandwich Cake
Adapted from this recipe from Tartan Tastes in Texas


For the Cake
  • 8oz Butter
  • 8oz Sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 8oz AP flour
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder

For the Middle Layer
  • 8 Tbsp (or so) strawberry jam

For the Top
  • Sifted powdered sugar

  • Set oven to 350F.
  • Spray bottom of a high edged baking pan (like this one) with cooking spray.
  • Line with a piece of parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Add a bit of the beaten eggs, alternating with the dry ingredients.
  • Mix only enough to combine until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking pan and level off.
  • Bake in oven for 20 minutes until cake has risen and is springy yet firm to touch and a light golden color.
  • Turn out to cool on wire rack.
  • Cut out 2 pieces, 7 x 7 inches in size.
  • Once cooled sandwich together with strawberry jam.
  • Sieve powdered sugar over the top.

1 comment:

  1. I just came across this and wanted to thank you for the shout out, your Victoria Sponge looks awesome

    Angela @ Tartan tastes in Texas


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