We had some special people come for tea yesterday afternoon so I made a Victoria Sandwich Sponge Cake. The recipe is a simple one as there are equal amounts of self-raising flour, caster sugar and butter and three eggs. Usually I add cocoa powder to make a chocolate cake, but as I didn't have this ingredient to hand I used drinking chocolate powder. The topping was vanilla butter icing with a few swirls of chocolate and then I sandwiched the two pieces of sponge cake together with layers of vanilla and chocolate butter icing. A traditional Victoria Sandwich Cake is a plain cake with a cream and home made jam filling and a dusting of icing sugar on the top.
My guests enjoyed the cake and there wasn't much left - just enough for a slice at a mid-morning break or a teatime treat this week and a last minute photo opportunity!