Classic Victoria sponge.

So we might not be getting the weather but this should get you in a summery mood. A classic victoria sponge with real strawberries in. 

Ingredients 

  • 170g butter 
  • 3 large eggs 
  • 170g sugar 
  • 170g flour
  • A generous handful of fresh strawberries 
  • A good strawberry jam
  • Buttercream (I used betty crockers vanilla buttercream)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven 180° and line 2 x round cake tins.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until well combined.
  3. Add in pre-whisked eggs into the mixture and make sure all is combined together.
  4. Add in the flour and mix together until a nice thick cake batter is formed.
  5. Split the mixture between the two tins.If you want to be as precise and OCD as me I measure out the mixture and split evenly.
  6. Bake for around 15 minutes until light brown and springy from edges.
  7. Let cool on cooling rack.
  8. Spread a nice thick layer of jam on top of the bottom cake.
  9. Layer sliced strawberries neatly on top of the jam.
  10. Pipe on your buttercream for a more proffesional look to it.
  11. Lightly sandwich the other cake on top.
  12. Dust with icing sugar and decorate with strawberries on top and sides. 

*TIP*

whisk the eggs just enough to combine before adding to mixture to avoid cracks when baking.

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