As it is Ramadan, I have been baking a lot. A family favourite has been the classic Victoria Sponge, it is easy and simply delicious. So I thought I would share the recipe, that has worked the best for me over the past couple of weeks.
You will need:
200g caster sugar
200g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
For the filling:
100ml double cream
200 g icing sugar
To begin with, preheat your oven at 170 °C. Additionally, butter two 20 cm sandwich tins and line them with grease proof paper.
Then, getting on with the actual cake. Add the butter and the caster sugar and whisk until well mixed.
Then add in the eggs and whisk again. (On the recipe it told me to beat the eggs before-hand but I’m a rebel so I cracked them straight in).
After the mixture is well mixed, add in the baking powder and half of the self raising flour, this will ensure that is mixes better and doesn’t get too messy.
Then add in the rest and again, whisk away.
At this point, the mixture will look quite thick, so add in the milk.
Then your cake mixture is ready, evenly scoop the mixture into the two sandwich tins and bid them goodbye for 20 minutes in the oven.
Take your cakes out of the oven, leave to cool for 10 minutes then take them out of the tins and place them on cooling racks.
Leave your cakes to cool, and start with the butter cream filling.
For the butter cream filling, add the butter into a bowl and whisk.
Then mix in your sugar and the butter until well mixed. It might take you a while but it will mix into a smooth mixture eventually.
Add in couple of drops of the vanilla extract.
Then whip the double cream and add into the buttercream mixture.
Whisk until the mixture has a thick consistency. Then place in the fridge for about an hour to set.
Once the cake has completely cooled, spread the jam on top of one of the halves of the cake, then spread the buttercream mixture on top. Place the second half of the cake on top and sprinkle with some icing sugar.
There you have it, a beautiful classic Victoria Sponge cake.
That is all for today, see you soon!