For a very British dessert, try this Union Jack Victoria Sponge Cake.

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    • British

    Union Jack Victoria Sponge Cake

    Recipe Information

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    3 medium eggs

    150g self-raising flour

    150g caster sugar

    150g butter or margarine (Plus some for greasing)

    Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract Strawberry jam to sandwich the cake

    For the buttercream:

    200g icing sugar

    100g butter

    1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

    Punnet of Raspberries

    Punnet of Blueberries

    Punnet of Strawberries


    Preheat the oven to 170°C/Gas Mark 3.

    lace the shelf in the centre of the oven.

    Grease and line two 18cm (7 inch) sandwich tins with baking parchment.

    Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the sugar, butter or margarine and vanilla.

    Crack in the eggs and beat well until the mixture is light in colour and fluffy.

    Divide the cake mixture between the tins and smooth the tops.

    Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.

    Cool for 5 minutes in the tins, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

    To make the buttercream, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl, add the butter and vanilla and beat well.

    To sandwich the cakes together: Add a layer of jam to the top of one of the sponges, followed by a layer of the buttercream on top of the jam, finish by placing the last of the sponges on top.

    Smooth Buttercream over the top of the cake and add raspberries and blueberries and strawberries to create a union jack design.

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