Mary Berry Victoria Sponge

Mary Berry Victoria Sponge

Mary Berry’s Victoria Sponge

Recipe by Mary BerryCourse: Cakes and BakesCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy


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An all in one sponge mix that gives perfect results every time

What You Will Need
2x 20cm sandwich tins


  • 4 free-range eggs

  • 225 g caster sugar

  • 225 g self-raising flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 225 g butter at room temperature

  • raspberry jam for finishing

  • whipped cream (optional) for finishing


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C/ Fan/375°F/Gas 4.
  • Prepare the sandwich tins
  • Grease the tins on the bottoms and up the sides and line the bottoms with baking parchment.
  • Making the Cake Mix
  • Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl, then add the sugar, flour, baking powder and butter.
  • Mix together until well combined with an electric hand mixer, if the butter is soft enough you could just use a wooden spoon, do not over mix, you need to combine the ingredients until they just come together
  • The mixture should just fall off the mixers blades or the wooden spoon easily.
  • To stop the bowl moving whilst mixing, roll up a damp teatowel and make it into a circle on the worktop, then place the bowl in the middle.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the tins
  • Smooth the top of the cake mixture with a silicone spatula to make them even.
  • Baking the Sponges
  • Bake the cakes on the middle shelf of the oven for 25 minutes.
  • Check them after 20 minutes.
  • The cakes are done when they’re golden-brown and coming away from the edge of the tins. Press them gently in the middle and they should spring back.
  • You can also push a thin skewer or cocktail stick through the top and it should come out clean
  • Set aside to cool in their tins for 10 minutes.
  • Building the Cake
  • Run a palette or rounded butter knife around the inside edge of the tins and carefully turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack.
  • To assemble the cake, place one cake onto a plate and if there is a slight dome gently level the top off with a sharp knife.
  • Spread it with plenty of jam and whipped cream (if using)
  • Place the second cake on top and sprinkle over the caster sugar.
  • The perfect Victoria Sponge

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