The Victoria sandwich or Victoria sponge as it is also known, was named after Queen Victoria of Great Britain, and seems first to have come on the scene after about a quarter of a century of her reign. The British love to have a biscuit with their cup of tea. This is the perfect dessert to try something new. The following recipe will help you prepare it step by step.
- 4 Eggs medium size
- 9 oz (250g) of Margarine/Butter
- 9 oz (250g) of Castor Sugar
- 9 oz (250g) of Self Raising Flour
- Half a teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
- Strawberry Jam
- Half a pint (285ml) of Fresh Double Cream
- 1 teaspoon of Caster Sugar
- Preheat the oven to (190 C), (375 F), (Gas Mark 5)
- Grease and flour the bottoms of two Sandwich tins (21.5 cm 8.5 inchs in diameter.
- Put the Margarine in a bowl and beat until it is soft and creamy
- Add in sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Beat in eggs one at a time and mix very thoroughly
- Add in vanilla essence and mix
- Sift in the flour slowly, folding into the mixture with a metal spoon
- Divide the mixture equally between the two sandwich tins
- Place in center of oven and bake for 30 minutes until sponge is well risen
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes in the tin
- Remove from tin, and allow to cool down fully
- When sponge is cold take one and turn it upside down on a serving plate
- Spread evenly with Jam, and place whisked cream on top
- Cover with second sponge, and sprinkle with caster sugar.
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