Victoria Sponge Cake

I feel like I can hardly say I'm a beauty, lifestyle AND baking blogger without doing this signature bake, so here I am finally making it! I must admit this is my first time making a Victoria sponge, however difficult that is to believe! But I have so many assignments that my procrastinating has brought out the baker in me and I have baked my fair share of cakes this month - so I thought I'd better blog about them!!

Victoria sponge cake is fairly easy (I even followed a Nigella recipe!) so if you've never made this cake before, I definitely recommend it!


PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes


225g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs
200g self raising flour
25g cournflour
3-4 tbsp milk
2-4 tbsp jam
125ml double cream
2x sandwich tins


Preheat the oven to 180°C

Cream the butter and sugar together and then add the vanilla extract.
Add in the eggs one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour between each egg.
Fold in the rest of the flour and the cornflour, when this is all combined add as much milk as needed (I find 2-3 tbsp perfect!)

Pour this batter into your tins and bake for around 25 minutes (I found that my sandwich tins were quite large and so I had to make up the same mixture twice in order to fill them enough - you can do this if you want a bigger cake and don't mind using A LOT of eggs!!) the cakes should be soft and spongy when out of the oven and a cake tester should come out clean when put through the middle of the cake.
Leave these cakes to cool on a wire rack.

When the cakes are cool put one of them on a plate spread it with jam.
Whip up your double cream until its thick but soft and spread this over the jam.
Pop the other layer on top and then sprinkle with caster sugar!


I hope you enjoyed this simple bake! Let me know in the comments if you give it a go yourself, I'd love to see pictures over on twitter (@jemmasimplelife)


  1. I would try and attempt, but I seriously cannot bake to save my life

    1. It's so easy though! Have some faith! Haha x

  2. I love baking this cake, such a simple one but sooo tasty! Once I have my new kitchen finished I can get back out there and bake again! I can't wait. I miss it. Xx

    1. Baking in a new kitchen is the BEST!! I got a new kitchen in September and I have baked way too much! x

  3. Looks so good and easy to make! Will try it out for sure this weekend :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  4. Wow, that looks great and really yummy! Definitely have to try and bake it myself.

    Love, Simona x

  5. oh god this looks gorgeous, think I will try and make one too!!

    1. Good luck! I'd love to know how it goes! :) x

  6. Ooh you simply cannot beat a good old fashioned Victoria Sponge haha!
    Megan x

    1. You really can't! They always go down so well! :) x

  7. Ah wow!! Looks so yummy, would love a slice now ^.^