Chrissy's Classic Victoria Sponge

As Christmas is nearly upon us my 'go-to' homepage has changed from facebook to the BBC Good Food Guide for fantastic tips and recipes for festive treats! My favourite is their classic sponge which not only delicious but is (relatively!) simple to make! Try it out and impress all your friends and family this christmas!

For the Sponge Cake

·        225g soft butter

·        225g caster sugar

·        225g self-raising flour

·        2 tsp baking powder

·        4 large eggs

For the Sponge filling

·        About 4 tbsp raspberry or strawberry jam

·        A little caster sugar


1.     Place the butter in a large mixing bowl, then add the caster sugar, self-raising flour and baking powder. Crack the eggs one at a time and then add to the bowl.

2.     Beat the mixture until soft and then divide the mixture equally between the prepared tins and level the surfaces with a palette knife or spatula. Place in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes.

3.     The cakes are ready when they are risen and pale golden. The tops should spring back when lightly pressed. Cool for about 2 minutes; loosen the edges with a knife.

4.     Take the cake halves out of their tins until cool and then begin by spreading the jam over them.

5.     When the cakes are cold, remove the lining papers and invert one cake layer onto a plate. Spread with jam, put the other layer on top and sprinkle with caster sugar.