Simple Victoria Sponge

For a lovely and simple, fluffy, sponge cake that the whole family can enjoy, follow this super simple and classic recipe.

Preheat oven at 180 / Gas 5
You will need 2 nicely greased and lined 8 inch round cake pan

Ingredients
4oz Self Raising Flour
4oz Soft Butter/Stork/Margarine
4oz Caster Sugar
1tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
2 Large Eggs

Filling
Various alternatives
Jam
Lemon Curd
Buttercream
Ganache
Fresh Whipped Cream & berries

Method
Soften the butter and sugar together, make sure its lovely and creamy
Add in the 2 eggs and beat well
Sieve in the flour and baking powder
Beat well, but until fluffy – careful to not over beat!
Split between the 2 baking tins evenly

Cook in the middle of the oven for approximately 25-30 mins, until a skewer comes out clean.

Leave to cool before choosing your filling and enjoy!

Ideas

You could dust with icing sugar, add berries, fill with your favourite jam or chocolate spread. (If you fill with chocolate, try heating it up in the oven for ten mins and serve with ice cream!)
You could also change the flavour by adding the rind of a lemon and a teaspoon of lemon essence, or orange!

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