Strawberry Victoria Jam Sandwich Cake | Eliza Dolitte
May I present to to you a bedecked and razzle dazzled version of the classic British tea time cake; the very fine 'Victoria Sponge', more fully known as 'Strawberry Victoria Jam Sandwich Cake', a feast for the eyes, as well as the appetite. Though, I'm inclined to rechristen this cake the 'Eliza Dolittle Cake'. Partly because of how easily this 'lil old common sponge cake transforms into a real stunner, fit for a queen or any fair lady, and partly because there really is not a whole lot to do.
It all began when a few friends decided to pop over for tea and a long overdue catch-up. And since this Spring, the weather has been so cooperative, I thought we'd get together in the garden over a hot cuppa and a coupla treats. From a hostessing standpoint, I wanted to keep things simple for myself, yet special for my friends.
So, one of the things I chose for the menu was a simple common sponge cake, that I elevated to a more sophisticated level by decking it out with a few quick embellishments- a filling of sweet strawberry jam, freshly whipped cream and fresh juicy strawberries, topped off with a lavish dusting of powdered sugar and colorful edible pansies from the garden.
What is a Victoria Jam Sandwich Cake?
Easy version | Victoria Sandwich Box Cake Hack | Step-by-Step Recipe
How do you cut a cake into two layers?
Recipe for Victoria Sandwich Cake from Scratch
- Do not open oven while baking, until it is time to test the cake for doneness.
- If baking in 2 tins, bake for 25-30 minutes until springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
- If baking 1 tin, bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Remove and allow the tins to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before turning out and peeling away the nonstick baking paper.
Looking for another easy tea cake recipe? Try Vanilla Rose Cupcakes