Victoria sponge with buttercream

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

Serves: 6 - 8

Ingredients

For the filling:
50g Lurpak Cook’s Range Baking
100g Billington’s Golden
Icing Sugar
1 tsp Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Extract
75g raspberry or strawberry jam

For the sponge:
175g Lurpak Cook’s Range Baking
175g Billington’s Golden Caster Sugar
3 Medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range eggs
175g self-raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp Billington’s Golden Icing Sugar

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5. Grease and line 2 x 18cm round sandwich tins.

2. For the buttercream, whisk the Lurpak Baking until pale and gradually whisk in the icing sugar and vanilla extract. Cover and chill.

3. For the sponge, whisk the Lurpak Baking with the sugar until pale and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs one at a time. Mix the flour and baking powder together and fold into the butter mix. Spoon into the tins and smooth.

4. Bake for 20 minutes until golden and springy to touch. Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

5. Place one of the cakes on a serving plate and spread with jam. Spread the buttercream on the second cake and place on top. Dust with icing sugar and serve.