Recipe – Victoria Sandwich

Victoria sandwich JanuaryI mentioned in another post a Victoria Sandwich but if you do not know what a Victoria sandwich is then here is the recipe.  A very easy cake to make that does not keep well but then after the first bite you will not want to keep it but eat it with a cup of Tea.

This is commonly called a fatless sponge:
2 medium eggs
75 g or 3 oz Caster Sugar
75 g or 3 oz Self Raising Flour
A little hot water.

Heat the oven to 180 C, 350 F or gas mark 4 and grease or line a 7 inch (18 cm) cake tin.

Whisk the eggs lightly and then add sugar and whisk well until thick and creamy.  Lightly fold in the well-sieved flour and about a tablespoon of hot water.  You can add vanilla extract or other flavouring at this point.

Pour mixture in the prepared tin and bake for 25 – 30 mins.  Turn out of the tin and cool on a wire rack.  When cold slice and spread the bottom half with warmed jam and the top half with whipped cream and sandwich together.  Sift icing sugar on the top and enjoy.

~JB

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