Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

Who better to share a classic Victoria Sponge recipe than the @afternoontealondon, the Afternoon Tea Expert? And what better to enjoy it with than a cosy cup of Wild Strawberry infusion? Try Eileen’s recipe and share your cake photos on @ahmadtea.

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake



Time to Make

1 hour


Wild Strawberry


Wild Strawberry Infusion - Teabags

The base of this excellent tea is the sweet sunny taste of wild strawberries harvested from fresh fields at peak ripeness for a magnificent brew.

Wild Strawberry


For the cake:

200g caster sugar

200g butter (take out of the fridge one hour before baking)

4 eggs, beaten

200g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

For the filling

100g butter, softened

140g icing sugar, sifted

icing sugar, to decorate

Jam – traditionally raspberry jam would have been used but you can use whichever jam you prefer

Method for the Cake

  1. Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees – it’s very important to start with a warm oven and make sure the cake is placed in the centre.
  2. Next, you will want to grease your baking tins. You can either use two tins or if you only have one, then you will have to allow the cake to cook and cut it in half afterwards.
  3. In a bowl, beat 200g caster sugar and 200g softened butter together until soft and light.
  4. Gradually add your beaten eggs.
  5. Sift in the flour and fold gradually until you have a slow dripping consistency. Once you have achieved this then you can add it to the greased tins.
  6. Bake for 18 minutes or until the cake is firm to touch. Once it is ready take it out of the oven and allow to cool on a rack.

Method for the filling

  1. Beat the 100g softened butter until you have a lovely cream mixture.
  2. Slowly beat in 140g sifted icing sugar.
  3. Add your filling to one of the sponges and top with your desired jam.
  4. Put the second sponge on top and finish the whole cake off with a dusting of icing sugar, with added fruit optional.