Simple Victoria sponge

If you’re looking for afternoon tea inspiration, why not try our recipe for a classic Victoria sponge? We use only five main ingredients to bake this family favourite. The perfect quick bake to enjoy with a cup of tea!


  • 6oz unsalted butter (softened out of the fridge)
  • 6oz caster sugar
  • 6oz McDougalls Supreme Sponge Flour
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • Strawberry jam for the filling


Pre-heat oven to 140C/ gas mark 4. Line and grease two 20cm sandwich tins with greaseproof paper.

  1. Mix the butter and sugar together until it’s pale in colour and has a creamy texture.
  2. Add in one egg and mix with a third of the flour – make sure you mix the same way.
  3. Add in another egg and mix with the flour, repeat again until the mixture is combined.
  4. Split into the two tins and cook in the oven for about 15/20 mins. You can check the sponges are cooked by putting a knife in and making sure it comes out clean.
  5. Decorate with whipped cream or clotted cream and jam.
  6. Top with icing sugar.

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