British Baking Perfection - A Victoria Sandwich Cake

Victoria Sandwich Cake

If you need to get ready for the next Royal Wedding or the next Royal Baby, you are going to need to make this Victoria Sandwich Cake. I have never really done much British baking, but after making this cake, I am a fan. I first made this cake to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle and my kids absolutely devoured it. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make and how absolutely delicious it turned out.

British Baking Perfection - A Victoria Sandwich Cake
British Baking Perfection

And, of course, we had to serve this piece of British baking perfection on the fancy china.

British Baking Perfection - A Victoria Sandwich Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake

This traditional cake was a cinch to make.

British Baking Perfection - A Victoria Sandwich Cake
British Baking Perfection – A Victoria Sandwich Cake

You need two cake layers, jelly, and a cream filling. That’s it.

Start with cake.

British Baking Perfection - A Victoria Sandwich Cake
Layer 1! Cake.

Then add jelly.

British Baking Perfection - A Victoria Sandwich Cake
Layer 2! Jelly.

Top the jelly with a sweet, thick cream layer.

British Baking Perfection - A Victoria Sandwich Cake
Layer 3! Cream.

And then top this masterpiece with another layer of cake and gently shake powdered sugar evenly over the top.

British Baking Perfection - A Victoria Sandwich Cake
Four Perfect Layers.

That’s it! Can’t get much simpler. Make this for your next British tea party. Or maybe just for coffee with your friends.

Traditions! A little history … 

The cake is a little like a sponge cake. Soft and bouncy. Even as a gluten-free dessert, I promise you will never know the difference. The traditional way to make this cake was to weigh all the ingredients and use equal parts sugar, butter, flour, and eggs – by weight. I didn’t weigh a thing but you’ll notice that measurements are very similar.

Have you ever watched the British Baking Show on PBS? In season 4, episode 10, the contestants were challenged to make this cake without a recipe. Click here to see Mary Barry’s recipe from that episode. 

Victoria Sandwich Cake - gluten free baking
Victoria Sandwich Cake – Simple and delicious.

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Victoria Sandwich Cake

British Baking Perfection - A Victoria Sandwich Cake
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Victoria Sandwich Cake

This traditional English tea cake will be your new favorite snack for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 482 kcal
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 3/4 c butter softened
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c self-rising flour GF Bisquick
  • 1 t vanilla extract

For The Filling

  • 1/2 c jam raspberry or strawberry

For The Cream

  • 3/4 c heavy cream
  • 2 T sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 8 inch cake pans.

  2. Beat together butter and sugar.

  3. Add eggs one at a time. Beat. Scrape down sides.

  4. Add vanilla extract. Beat.

  5. Add flour. Beat just until combined.

  6. Pour into cake pans. Cook for 20 minutes. Cool for. Few minutes and then turn onto cooling rack.

  7. After cakes are cool, spread jam on one layer.

  8. Whip cream and sugar until you have a thick whipped cream.

  9. Layer gently over jam.

  10. Top with second cake layer.

  11. Sprinkle the top of the cake evenly with powdered sugar. Chill.

Victoria Sandwich Cake
Victoria Sandwich Cake

 

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10 thoughts on “Victoria Sandwich Cake”

  1. This looks so moist and with all the yummy layers of cake, cream and jam it has to be good. I’m having a cup of tea right now so I would love to have a slice of your cake too.

  2. I couldn’t believe how easy this cake was to make and how moist and delicious it was! The touch of the jelly really brings just the right sweetness to the finished dessert and the cream just makes it extra decadent. I don’t think I’ll wait for another royal wedding before I make this again! lol

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