Eleanor CheethamCakes

Victoria Sandwich Recipe

Eleanor CheethamCakes
Victoria Sandwich Recipe

This recipe is so easy and so similar to the Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe I've previously blogged that it can be whipped up in less than an hour when the family ring and say they're popping round for tea later.  Again, this recipe fits modest metal cake tins, but can be doubled if you are using enormous silicone cases.


Victoria Sandwich
  • 170g (6oz) self-raising flour
  • 170g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 170g (6oz) margarine for the mixture
  • 28g (1oz) margarine for the filling
  • 110g (4oz) icing sugar
  • 3 large eggs – beaten (duck eggs if you can get them)
  • 2 tablespoons jam (raspberry, blackcurrant, strawberry etc.)
  • 2-3 drops of vanilla essence
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (356°F).
  2. Grease 2 baking tins with margarine and line with greaseproof paper.
  3. Cream together the margarine and sugar.
  4. Add half of the egg mixture and stir with a wooden spoon.
  5. Fold in half the flour mixture.
  6. Add the rest of the egg mixture and the flour and fold.
  7. Add the vanilla essence and stir in.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden and spongy to touch.
  9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  10. Mix the margarine for the filling with the icing sugar.
  11. Spread over one of the cakes.  Then flip the other cake onto its back and smother with jam.
  12. Sandwich the cakes together so that the jam sits on top of the butter-cream.
  13. Sprinkle icing sugar onto the top of the cake.
N.B. I usually bake by hand because this is how I was taught, however steps 3-6 can be eliminated if you have a food mixer, in which case the margarine, sugar, eggs and flour can all be mixed together.
Happy baking!

Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.