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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Victoria Sponge 101

I've always wanted to make one, and today I finally did ~ my very first Victoria Sandwich. I used Delia Smith's recipe and it turned out quite well. Next time I will use less buttercream (or perhaps splurge with whipped Double Devon Cream) and jam, but Tall and Handsome had no complaints, so it must have been okay! Here's a brilliant 8-minute video with step-by-step instructions. This version is by-hand, but as you can see in my photographs above, I used a Kitchen-Aid mixer.
Two new 7-inch cake tins: $9.
Fresh eggs, butter, sugar, and flour: $5.
Slice of homemade Victoria Sponge and a cup of tea: Priceless.


Rosemary said...

Loved the photographic tutorial, and also enjoyed the video. My mouth is watering! Thanks for sharing!

Angela McRae said...

What smashing results! Love the frilly, sugar-dusted design on top of the cake. Wish I were there enjoying a piece with you RIGHT NOW!

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

I wish you were too, Angela. We could play hookey from the office and sit out on my front porch with an entire Victoria Sponge and a huge pot of tea!

Linda said...

Oh wow! Looks yummy! Your photos are fabulous!

Marilyn Miller, the Marmalady said...

Perfection! The mosaic was great and the results made me salivate. How I wish I was sitting on that porch too.

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