Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Victoria sponge (for US readers only)

A Victoria Sponge - or Sandwich cake - is what I think all my US followers would call a Layer Cake.   It is two sponge cakes baked
in separate tins and then sandwiched together with some kind of butter cream.  So many folk have asked that I thought I had better put on a special post about it.

7 comments:

angryparsnip said...

hahahahaa...
I understand layer cake but sandwich cake congers up something different.
Thank You for the update.

cheers, parsnip

Mary said...

….and there's no cake, layer or otherwise, here in the US that holds a candle to a good homemade Victoria Sponge, and eaten preferably at tea time in England. Take my word for this please American readers.

Pat, I cross the pond tonight. Perhaps tomorrow afternoon at the Southampton hotel I will indulge in afternoon tea………if not, I'll have my Victoria sponge on board the Queen Victoria as we sail away Thurs. afternoon. How amazing is that!!!!!!

Hugs - Mary

The Solitary Walker said...

Victoria sponge cake and a pot of tea... could be the nearest to heaven one ever gets...

John Gray said...

Always a favourite entry in our flower show pat
Btw
Are you going to enter anything this year?

Cloudia said...

Now I want a slice of such!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

BarbaraB said...

Would someone please share a recipe?

LaceLady said...

Love Victoria Sponge! Love it stacked, baked in sheet pan with cinnamon-sugar sprinkled over before baking, with lemon or orange zest added, so many variations. Oh my..so so good. A very simple recipe closest to what I make, like my Mam, gram-Mam, and aunties is this: http://matthewtivy.com/2007/12/22/basic-sponge-cake-recipe/