When you think of something to bake that is quintessentially British, you don’t need to go any further than a delicious Victoria Sandwich Cake.
To celebrate all things British, and the launch of the latest series of the Great British Bake-off, we give you this fantastic Victoria Sponge cake, an extremely easy recipe that will have your taste buds tingling from the moment you start preparing it until the moment you have your first bite!
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- 3 eggs, beaten
- 175g unsalted butter
- 175g self-raising flour
- 175g caster sugar
- 3 tbsp of strawberry jam
- 500ml of double cream
Step 1- Preheat your oven to 180C/350F or gas mark 4.
Step 2- Spread butter in two sandwich tins, preferably with a diameter of 20cm (8 inches).
Step 3- Add the unsalted butter and caster sugar to a mixing bowl, followed by the 3 beaten eggs.
Step 4- Add the self-raising flour (this should have been sifted), and put the cake mixture in to the two sandwich tins.
Step 5-Place in the centre of your oven and bake for around 20 minutes until the mixture turns golden brown. Remove the cakes from the tins and place on a cooling rack to cool.
Step 6-Take the 500ml and whip it using a manual whisk or an electric one if you want the machine to do the work! This should be done until the cream is thick.
Step 7-Spread the jam on one of the cakes and the whipped cream on the other before combining. Dust the cake with icing sugar before serving.
Step 8-That’s it, you’re done, all you have to do now is enjoy your delicious British classic cake!
Source: Good Food Channel
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