Victoria Sponge Cake

Heyyy. I don't know about you but I absolutely love cake, and I get very confused when people tell me they don't know how to bake a cake, which is why I am writing this post if you are one of those
people who doesn't know how work an oven. Not literally, I hope but you know what I mean.

A Victoria sponge is incredibly quick and easy to do, so after a quick read through you can go and impress your friends and family with a cake you'll be able to bake on your own. I will walk you through these easy steps. Shall we get started?

So, you will need:
- 250g butter (I use Stork)
- 250g self-raising flour
- 4 medium eggs
- 250g caster sugar
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (Optional)

For the filling you will need:
- 150ml double cream
- Your favourite jam (Mines strawberry)

Lets get baking...

  1. Firstly, set your oven to 200°, if you have a fan oven set that to 180°
  2. Grab your mixing bowl and put in your butter and caster sugar, whisk until light and fluffy
  3. Crack in those 4 eggs and whisk until it's all come together
  4. Put in your flour, baking powder and vanilla extract (optional) and whisk altogether until there are no lumps in your mixture and completely smooth
  5. Grab two cake tins, cut out baking paper to place at the bottom and split your mixture between the two tins
  6. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes

When it's time to check your cakes, grab a sharp knife or a cake tester and place in the middle of your cake. It'll come out clean if it's done. If there is mixture on there place in the oven, every 5 minutes checking on them to see if they are done.

Once done, let them cool completely. I give mine an hour. If they are still slightly warm your cake will be ruined, so as hard as it may be, be very patient.

For the filling...
  1. Pour your cream into a bowl and whisk until thick. This will take some time so if you have an electric whisk, happy days! If not then just think about those muscles you'll get at the end
  2. Place one cake on a plate or board, and spread a thick layer of jam on top
  3. Dollop your thick cream on top and spread lightly with the back of a spoon of palette knife
  4. Gently place the second cake on top

Voila! There you have your very own cake. 
Go and impress your friends and family and enjoy a slice of your cake.

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