Delicious Victoria Sponge

1 Apr

I don’t know about you but I LOVE strawberries. To me strawberries = summer. Hazy evening picnics and Wimbledon!

So yesterday me and my lovely boyfriend headed down to our allotment planted lots of strawberries! As soon as I got home I had to practice the classic Victoria Sponge in anticipation of our first strawberry harvest. It’s super delicious and very easy to make. Vintage picnic in the park anyone? 🙂

For the sponge:

  • 175g sieved self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g Stork
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.

Divide mixture into 2 x 20cm round tins.

Bake at 170° for approx 30 mins.

 

Whilst the sponge is baking prepare the filling. You will need:

  • Good quality strawberry Jam
  • 1 carton of whipping cream
  • Handfull of straberries cut into small chunks

Wisk the cream in a bowl until thick, stir in the chopped strawberries and set a side in the fridge.

Once the sponge has finished baking set aside to cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled smooth a layer of strawberry jam on one of the sponges. Then add the cream filling and place the second sponge on top. Viola 🙂

 

Now you see it……………………………………………..Now you don’t

 

 

 

 

 

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