Classic VE Day Victoria Sandwich Recipe
What better way to celebrate VE Day 2020 than with a classic Victoria Sandwich? We’re bringing the street party inside and enjoying some classic 1940s party food. Read on for our classic VE Day Victoria Sandwich recipe.
- Whisk – electric or handheld
- Large mixing bowl
- 2 Small mixing bowls
- Large mixing spoon
- 2 loose bottomed cake tins
- Baking parchment
Tip - If you don’t have 2 tins, use 1 deeper tin and cut the cake in half!
For the cake:
- 170g unsalted softened butter
- 170g caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 170g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp milk
Tip - Get your butter and eggs out ahead of time so they are at room temperature!
For the filling:
- Raspberry jam (or another jam of choice)
- 125ml double cream
- A sprinkling of caster sugar (or icing sugar - if that takes your fancy!)
- Preheat the oven to 170°C/340°F
- Grease the tins and then line the bottoms with parchment
- Place the butter into the mixing bowl and beat for a minute or two until pale and creamy.
- Add the sugar and beat for 5 minutes on a mid-to-high speed and scrape down the sides of bowl until your mixture is fluffy and thick.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs.
- Sieve the flour and baking powder into another bowl.
- Gradually add the eggs to the creamed butter/sugar mixture, ensuring it's well mixed before adding more. Once a third of the eggs has been added, mix in 1 teaspoon of the flour.
- Continue to add the egg gradually, and when it's nearly all added, add a couple more teaspoons of the flour.
Tip - This stops the mixture from curdling and will give you a flatter and more even cake!
- When all the egg has been added, sift in the flour and stir in with a big spoon.
- When the mixture has come together, add the milk and fold in until you get a dripping consistency.
- Split the mixture between the two tins and spread to even layers.
- Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 18-20 minutes.
Tip - Don’t be tempted to open the oven for at least 15 mins!
- Your Victoria Sponge is ready when the top is golden brown and springy to touch. To check, poke a skewer in the centre and it should come out clean.
- Place on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
- Run a blunt knife around the tin and carefully remove the sponges from the tins.
- Leave to cool fully.
Time for the filling!
- Place one of the cooled cakes on a serving plate and spread the jam liberally.
- Whip the cream until it starts to thicken and holds its shape.
Tip - Don’t overwhip, it wants to be a soft consistency and easy to spread!
- Spread the cream over the jam.
- Place the second cake on top and sprinkle the top with the caster sugar (or icing sugar if you prefer!)
Ta-da! Your VE Day Victoria Sandwich is ready to serve and it’s time to enjoy your VE Day Celebrations!