Video: How To Make A Moist Victoria Sponge Cake

Along with cheesecake, this Victoria sponge cake is still one of my favourite bakes – once you have mastered it.

I find the beauty of baking a classic moist sponge cake recipe is that it can always be adapted and decorated in so many different ways.

But is always fabulous with just a simple jam filling.Victoria sponge cake

This Victoria sponge cake is a simple mix of just 5 ingredients and has equal amounts of; sugar, flour and butter.

That’s always the secret – equal amounts.

I also find mixing the ingredients in a stages lets you incorporate enough air in the cake mix to give you that perfect rise.

This helps you make it perfect every time. Once baked and cooled, you can fill it with a simple layering of jam and butter icing cream or decorate more elaborately depending on your requirements.

This particular Victoria sponge cake recipe started life as one of Mary Berry’s collection of basic bakes but I have tweaked the ingredients slightly. I like a fully, deeper sponge cake – one you can really get your teeth into and looks very impressive when plated up.

Whilst you at it, why not try Mary Berry’s chocolate brownies recipe. They are superb. So delicious!

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How to Make Your Victoria Sponge: Watch the Video

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Makes: 2 x 20cm cake tins sandwiched together. Line each tin base and butter all round. Pre heat your oven to 160 degrees centigrade.


  • 225g Soft Unsalted Butter
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 225g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbs Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Medium Eggs


    1. Thoroughly cream the butter and caster sugar together until light and creamy
    2. Whisk in the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated
    3. Sprinkle in the vanilla extract and baking powder
    4. Fold in the self-raising flour, again until everything is incorporated, but do not overwork.
    5. Divide the mixture between the two cake tins and smooth with a wooden spoon or palette knife
    6. Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 25 to 35 minutes until the edges start to come away from the tins and you get a clean knife when inserted into the middle of the cakes.

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe Notes:

  • Do not open the oven door whilst cooking as this will cause the cake to sink
  • Test by placing a knife in the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean the cake is baked.
  • Take out of oven and leave to cool. 
  • Run a knife around the edges of the tins and tip out the sponge onto a wire rack.
  • Remove parchment paper and leave to cool completely.
  • Add jam/filling to one cake then invert the other on top and sprinkle with extra caster sugar/topping.

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