Perfect Victoria sponge

Perfect Victoria sponge

This favourite cake might seem simple, but when cooked just right, it's hard to beat. Follow our steps to achieve a light, fluffy sponge every time. Use an oven thermometer, if you have one, to make sure your oven is at the exact temperature

    • Serves10
    • CourseDessert
    • Prepare45 mins
    • Cook25 mins
    • Total time1 hr 10 mins
    • 225g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
    • 225g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
    • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
    • 225g golden caster sugar
    • 2 tbsp milk (approx. 1-2 tbsp)

    Buttercream filling

    • 125g unsalted butter, softened
    • 125g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
    • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
    • 130g raspberry jam, stirred to soften