How to Make A Strawberry Victoria Sponge Cake
Blog - July 1, 2020

Victoria sponge cake

I love a good sponge cake with a cuppa.  I am a “Brit” as they say.  But I’m half British and half Greek and while I do like some of the British food, I tend to lean on enjoying Greek food more. Unless we are talking about cakes. I love British cakes.

So, when I find a British dessert that I love, like a Strawberry Victoria Sponge Cake, I must share it.  I feel like I would be doing my readers a disservice by not sharing it. This is the best recipe for a Victoria Sponge cake, I promise you. Also called a hot milk sponge cake; it is one of the easiest and tastiest cakes I have ever had.

The Victoria Sponge was the favorite sponge cake of Queen Victoria, and has become a famous British tea-time sponge cake. Victoria Sponges are usually filled with jam, and fresh whipped cream. It can be decorated on the top with some  confectioners’ sugar or regular sugar.

This is my mother’s recipe, which came from my Aunt Rita who, by the way is the first one from the family to come to the U.S.  It calls for one large round cake pan; however, you can use two instead of cutting cake in half.

St. Dalfour Strawberry All Natural Strawberry jam

We added fresh strawberries and St. Dalfour All Natural Fruit Spread in Strawberry.

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Butter (piece that is size of an egg)
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup of hot milk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven 325 degrees
mixing up batter
  • Beat 2 eggs with sugar
sifting flour
  • Add sifted flour with baking powder
melted butter in a pan
  • Melt the butter in hot milk and add vanilla essence
  • Pour it into cake mixture
pouring batter into a pan
  • Pour mixture into pan(s) (you can use either 2 8 inch pans or 1 9 inch pan and cut cake in half.
  • Bake 325 degrees
  • Let it cool then cut it in half.
jar of jam in front of cake
  • Add whipped cream and/or jam for filling

For full recipe check below:

Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Delicious hot milk sponge cake

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Butter (piece that is size of an egg)
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup of hot milk
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

Instructions

    Preheat Oven 325
    Beat 2 eggs with sugar
    Add sifted flour with baking powder
    Melt the butter in hot milk and add vanilla essence
    Pour it into cake mixture and mix and then the pan or pans (look at notes)
    Bake 325 degrees
    Let it cool then cut it in half.
    Add whipped cream and/or jam for filling

Notes

You can use 2 8in cake pans or one 9 inch cake pan and cut cake in half

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If you’re having afternoon tea, Victoria Sponge Cake must be served with tea.  My mother taught me how to brew British tea properly and would never allow me to boil water in the microwave, so when I had the chance to try Stash Tea Earl Grey Single-Cup Tea for Keurig  K-Cup Brewers, I was reluctant.  This is a big “no no” for a Brit.  But I figured I could at least give it an honest try.

I am so glad I did because I was totally impressed!  If you were to do a taste test and use a tea bag in one cup and the Stash Tea in another, you wouldn’t know the difference!  I PROMISE!

Don’t forget the Victoria Sponge Cake!

22 Comments

  1. I think I’m in love. This mini-Victoria sponge cake looks absolutely divine! Who knew it would be so easy to make either? I pinned this, now I just need to get a can of Redi whip from the grocery & I can make this. YUM! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. wow these sponge cakes look so delicious. It is so special to have a fancy treat with a good cuppa tea and this will make me feel like a queen.

  3. The cakes look amazing! And Earl Grey is my all-time favorite tea. I smell the tea bags about 5 times before steeping them. It’s a heavenly smell.

  4. These mini cakes sound (and look!) absolutely delicious! I love a light cake like this with berries and cream. 🙂 I can’t wait to make some, thanks for sharing!

  5. I had to read your review on this cake. I saw it on your Facebook page and thought it looks so mouth watering. When you said you were British, I knew where the name Victoria came from. I had to pin this. I don’t understand what vanilla essence is. Is it vanilla extract? I would like to make it. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi! Thanks so much for catching that! It’s amazing what a space can do to screw up a recipe. Its baking powder then butter lol

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