Butter Icing Recipe

How to Make Butter Icing to use as a Cake Filling

Butter icing is the perfect accompaniment for your Victoria sponge cake recipe. Spreading one half of the sponge with raspberry jam and the other with butter icing will make your cake taste even more sweet and delicious.


  • 50g Soft unsalted Butter
  • 175g Icing Sugar
  • 2-3 tbs Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Place butter into a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until soft and creamy
  2. Sift the icing sugar into the bowl
  3. Add the vanilla extract
  4. Start whisking with an electric whisk until combined
  5. Gradually add the milk. Do not add it all in one go, but gradually until the mixture becomes soft, smooth and thick.

Baking Tips

Now spread the butter icing onto the base of the cake using a palette knife or put into a pipping bag and use to decorate your cake. Spread the other half of your Victoria sponge cake with jam and sandwich the two together for a really tasty classic sponge.

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