Classic VE Day Victoria Sandwich Recipe

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.

 Serves 6-8

You’ll need:


  • Whisk – electric or handheld
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 2 Small mixing bowls
  • Large mixing spoon
  • Spatula
  • Sieve
  • 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


  1. Place the butter into the mixing bowl and beat for a minute or two until pale and creamy.
  2. 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.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs.
  4. Sieve the flour and baking powder into another bowl.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

  1. When all the egg has been added, sift in the flour and stir in with a big spoon.
  2. When the mixture has come together, add the milk and fold in until you get a dripping consistency.
  3. Split the mixture between the two tins and spread to even layers.
  4. 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!

  1. Place one of the cooled cakes on a serving plate and spread the jam liberally.
  2. 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!

  1. Spread the cream over the jam.
  2. 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!


Look the part in a 1940s inspired tea dress, we suggest the Gwen Polka Dot Mini Tea Dress, January Frill Neck Polka Dot Tea Dress or Birdie Boat Print Tea Dress.

Shop our 1940s edit or collection of Tea Dresses for more inspiration!