Make a Classic Victoria Sponge, one of the best British Recipes, to soothe your inner Anglophile after the Meghan and Harry Royal Split. Easy, and perfect any day!

If you’re feeling blue about losing them, why not spend some time getting to know other British Royalty? Like the classic British Recipes often featured in the hit series, Great British Baking Show. Or as some of us call it, the GBBO.

Victoria Sponge Cake one of the quintessential British Recipes

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

This is the first time I’ve ever made a cake successfully. Yes, I know I host a GBBO bake-along group but I’m not afraid to admit I’m lousy at cake baking. At least until I made a Victoria Sponge Cake!

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I spent the day planning our next Bake-Along which starts tonight. We’re following Collection 2 on Netflix, and the first week is Cakes. We’re taking it easy this week and going with the Classic Sandwich Cake. The ultimate cake from that division, in the Victoria Sponge cake.

Layers of easy to make sponge cake, strawberry jam, and simple whipped cream make this simple cake and absolute standout. It’s so very popular and once you try a bite you’ll know why.

So join us in our obsessing over the GBBO! Hop on over and join the group! It’s so much fun, and we’re just getting started in our first Bake-Along in 2020. So it really is the perfect time to get in on the group!

If you love the GBBO why not read about all the Great Life Lessons you can learn from watching the show! Yes, I tapped my group to ask them what they have learned from watching the show. There are some great lessons to be learned.

Or what if you want to bake like you’re in the tent?? I’ve got you covered as well. Here’s a post where I tracked down, as best I could, the actual products used in the tent, the Great British Baking Show Gift Guide.

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

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Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

Yield: One Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
cooling time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Love the GBBO? Make a Victoria Sponge Cake, the ultimate British Cake! Sponge Cake, Strawberry Jam, and Whipped Cream make this a super simple yet delicious cake.


  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, only if using unsalted butter


  • 1-2 cups whipped cream
  •  1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • caster or regular sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 355˚
  2. butter two 8 inch cake pans, 9 inch will work too
  3. add the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer, stir with the paddle until the butter is smooth
  4. add the sugar and mix until combined
  5. add the eggs, one a time, mixing well after each egg
  6. stir the flour, salt and baking powder then add to the butter mixture
  7. mix on low to start with, then switch to medium and mix for about 1 minute or until all the ingredients are well combined
  8. do not over mix the batter, do not beat it on high
  9. divide evenly between the prepared pans, the batter is thick
  10. bake in the preheated oven 20-25 minutes or until the cakes spring back when you poke them, check at 20 but it could take the entire 25 minutes-22 minutes was my magic number
  11. cool five minutes and then remove from the pan
  12. cool completely
  13. to serve lay one cake on the cake stand, top-down
  14. spread jam and whipped cream over the top of the cake
  15. place the second cake on top, top side up
  16. sprinkle over with sugar or caster sugar
  17. serve with more whipped cream if you like
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 453Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 715mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g
This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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