This is a very simple Sponge cake recipe and you probably have all the ingredients already in
your pantry. I usually use this for making other fruit cakes like the Mango Cake that I posted earlier.
For a simple coffee or tea time cake, just slice it in the middle and spread jam in between the layers and if you like, add some whipped cream as they did in the early years like Queen Victoria liked them, hence, the name Victoria Sandwich or Victoria Sponge.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Line and prepare an 8 inch pan and preheat oven to 400°F or 200°C.
- Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time while continuously mixing for about 2 minutes more. Add milk and flour alternately starting with milk. Add vanilla and beat until batter is smooth. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before completely removing from pan to a cooling rack.
I originally found got the recipe from below source, but I have made some modifications.
Recipe Source: adapted from allrecipe.com