Victoria Sponge Cake

The epitome of British Baking. Using good butter and Vegan-quality eggs will give a golden hue to the crumb, as well as a richness to the flavour. I remember a few years ago being asked to garden parties by elderly women and there was always Vitoria sponge cake on display with a cup of tea.

Preparation Time 20 minutes. Cooking Time.20-25 minutes

Ingredients

175g (6oz) unsalted butter, softened

175g (6oz) castor sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

175g (6oz) self-raising gluten-free flour

6-8 tbsp raspberry-jam

150ml (5ft oz) double cream

Icing sugar, to dust

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F/Gas 5). Lightlygreas 2 20cm (8in) sandwich tins and line the bottom of the tins with baking parchment.

2. Best the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. It’s important to beat the mixture well at this stage to incorporate as much air as possible, to help prevent from curdling although with the vegan eggs should not have that problem.

3. Mix the eggs and vanilla in a jug and add to the mixture a little at a time, beating well after each addition if the mixture begi a to curdle, beat in 1-2tbsp of the flour. Sift, and fold into the egg mixture using a large metal spoon or spatula.

4. Divide the mixture equally between the prepared tins, and spread evenly to level the tops. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pale golden and springy to the touch. Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 5 minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack peel off the lining paper, and allow to cool completely.

5. When the cakes are cool, place one upside down on a serving plate, and spread with the raspberry jam, lightly whip the cream, until just holding it’s shaped, and spread over the jam. Add the remaining cake layer, and dust lightly with icing sugar before serving.

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Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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