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Join The Baking Craze And Make This Delicious Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Victoria sponge cake

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Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Makes 1 large cake

INGREDIENTS

200g Caster Sugar
200g Softened Butter
4 eggs, beaten
200g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tbsp Milk

Filling
100g Butter Softened
140g Icing Sugar
Vanilla Extract
340g good quality Strawberry Jam
Icing Sugar to decorate

METHOD
Heat oven to 190* fan forced oven.
Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line with non-stick baking paper.
In a bowl, beat all the cake ingredients together until you have a smooth soft batter
Divide the mixture between the tins, smooth the surface with the back of a spoon
Bake for 20 minutes until golden and the cake springs back when pressed
Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely
To make the filling, beat the butter until smooth and creamy, then gradually beat in the sieved icing sugar and the vanilla extract. Spread the butter cream over the bottom of one of the sponges,  spread the bottom of the other sponge with jam and place on top. Dust with a little icing sugar before serving.

Written by Robyn Foyster

With over 30 years experience as a journalist and TV producer, Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites TheCarousel.com, GameChangers.com.au and WomenLoveTech.com.

Robyn was voted one of the 30 most powerful women in media at the 2015 B&T Women In Media Awards.

Previously, Robyn was the Publisher and Editor of Australia's three biggest flagship magazine brands - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea.

Robyn won Editor of the Year at the 2007 Magazine of the Year Award and under her helm The Australian Women's Weekly won the inaugural 2008 Australian Magazine Award for Australia's best mass market magazine and New Idea won the MPA's coveted Magazine of the Year award.

She can be contacted on [email protected]

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