Saturday, 2 August 2008

Victoria Sandwich Cake – August Bake

Victoria Sandwich Cake

For this month’s bake here @ Sweet & Simple Bakes we thought it would be enjoyable to bake a timeless classic cake. This cake was made popular in the Victorian times in the U.K. and named after Queen Victoria, and its lead to believe her majesty was very fond of this particular cake. It would be served for afternoon tea when ladies & gentlemen would take tea, sandwiches and cake for refreshments before their evening meal to bridge that hunger gap!

I have been baking this cake now since childhood and one recipe that has been truly tried and tested thought the years. It consists of two sponges that are sandwiched together with jam with the option of buttercream if you prefer, with a little caster sugar sprinkled over the top of the cake. I do hope that you come to enjoy baking this cake as much as I have throughout the years!

The recipe for Victoria Sandwich Cake can be found here.

If you have any questions or queries, please leave a comment under the recipe. Maria and I will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

If you are a food blogger, we ask that you kindly write a post about your bake and link back to us @ Sweet and Simple Bakes. Let us know that you completed the bake and we'll list all the blogs that accomplished the bake. If you don't have a food blog and care to share how it went, feel free to contact us at sweet2simple[at]googlemail[dot]com

The posting date for this Bake of Victoria Sandwich is 1st September. We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s entry and hopefully for another magnificent round-up

Happy baking everyone!

Rosie & Maria xx

25 comments:

Becky said...

just found your blog! i'm totally going to do this event! this cake looks delicious!

-Becky O.
www.projectdomestication.blogspot.com

gina said...

hi, I wanna join this event. And have link the badge to my blog. However, I have a comment..Chinese cakes are usually steamed..not baked. Can I submit my 'steamed cake' with the story that goes with it? I have not posted the recipe or picture on my blog yet. But have everything on hand now.

Rosie said...

Hi Becky, a very warm welcome to you here at SSB, it’s lovely to *meet* you :) Both Maria & I welcome new members with open arms and we are SO pleased that you will be joining with us in our monthly bake. Happy baking and congratulations on joining us!

Hi Gina, it’s SO lovely to *meet* you too and a very warm welcome to SSB :) Maria & I are always joyful to have new friends to bake with us and many thanks for linking us with a badge on your blog – this is very kind of you and we do appreciate it and it does help spread our baking blog :)

We are aware here at SSB that diet needs have to be taken into account for anyone who has dietary requirements; i.e. diabetics who need to substitute sugar for something that is in suiting for them etc.

Maria or I will post a recipe for that month’s bake and with little adaptations if the ingredients are not sourceable in a certain country & of course dietary requirements everyone follows the same recipe and bakes the same item. We then post a round -up of each monthly bake on SSB from each baker on the posting date. We also kindly ask if you are a blogger to write a post about your bake and link back to us @ Sweet and Simple Bakes on the date specified for posting the bake.

We do hope that you’ll be able to join us Gina in our bake and I would really be interested if this recipe could be baked by the Chinese method of steaming that would open up many new doors into baking cakes :)

With best wishes Rosie x

gina said...

hi rosie, I want to share this recipe online on my blog so that everyone gets to read the rich history and heritage behind it. As told to me by my mom. Many young chinese people do not know the significance of eating this steamed cake. Over time, people think its just a snack. I remembered fondly as a young kid, my late granny used to have a stone mill which she uses to make her own rice flour. In turn use this manual 'machine' to make wet rice flour and made this steamed cake.

Maybe I'll give this old recipe a new twist by baking it. And will post the recipe at my blog. It might just work.

Actually I host a food forum too..for 4 long years. to many, its a treasure trove of tried and tested Asian recipes.

Rei said...

Hi, this must have been the first cake I baked when I was 13, home economics class. Would love to join in the fun!

Rosie said...

Hi Gina, I am sure it will be a very informative post and always great to read about other cultures and food. We do hope you will also be joining us in baking a Victoria Sandwich cake too this month, that would be lovely :)

Hi Rei, we would really love you to join us here at SSB and I also remember baking this cake at home economics class at school. I still have fond memories of bring home my finished cake and handing over my cake tin to mum with pride *giggle*.

Best wishes Rosie x

Bimmer said...

Hi Rosie and Maria,

Can I use a 6" round pan for this recipe? I do not have 8" pans.:(

bimmer
www.mybakingblog.blogspot.com

Ruth Elkin said...

Hey ladies, sorry I haven't participated in your event yet, but hopefully this month once this camp I'm at is over i should have a little more free time - plus i love the sound of this victoria sponge!!!!

Rosie said...

Hi Bimmer, in my option if you are baking this cake in 6in tin I would cut the recipe down by this or the mixture may overflow the tins.

For The sponge
!00g (4 oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature
!00g (4 oz) caster sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature, beaten
!00g (4 oz) self-raising flour
Pinch of salt

*If using plain flour add 1 teaspoon baking powder for every 100g (4 oz*)

I hope this helps and happy baking Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Ruth, lovely to *see* you here :) It would be wonderful if you can join us in our monthly bake. Time sometimes gets the better of us all in trying to catch deadlines for events so we fully understand.

Best wishes Rosie x

Amu... said...

Hi Rosie and Marie...
I accidently stumbled upon your Blog...It is Beautiful and real treat...

I am Pastry Chef by profession and the art of creating beautiful stuff is ever inviting....

Can I link the Badge to my Blog..please...and I would love to participate in the event...

What I wanted to ask you guys is...Do i have to use the same Recipe or can I follow my Own...do let me know....at
www.amusworld.blogspot.com

Thank You gals...Great Work here...Amu:-)

Arundathi said...

Rosie - thanks for the measures for the 6" tin. My old toaster oven doesn't fit an 8"! :(

Rosie said...

Hi Amu and a warm welcome here to you at SSB. We are SO pleased that you have accidently stumbled upon our blog and lovely to have you here with us :)

We do ask if everyone kindly follows the same recipe for that said months bake & Maria or will post our monthly round-up of everyone’s bake for that month. Many thanks ....

Hi Arundathi, my pleasure sweetie :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Amu... said...

Thanks Rosie...Thanks for the warm welcome....

Will act upon the monthly bake as soon as possible...Thank You..:-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Sandwich looks mouth watering.

Rosie said...

Our pleasure amu and lovely to have you here with us @ SSB :)

Hi Kitchen Flavours, a warm welcome to you and really nice to *meet* you! Many thanks for leaving such a lovely comment and we hope that you will be able to join in our baking with us here @ SSB :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Amu... said...

Hi Girls...
I am in love with you Blog....you have such a collection here...Love Everything....

I have a tiny suprise for you at my Blog...
http://thoughtsofamu.blogspot.com/

Please Check it out...
Thank You...Amu :-)

Kitchen Flavours said...

There is a suprise for you in my blog. Click here to know what the suprise is, http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com/2008/07/fruit-chaat.html

Rosie said...

Thank you SO much Amu & Kitchen Flavours for the awards - I am thrilled and honoured!!

Best wishes Rosie x

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

This looks like a lovely blog. I am going to try to make the Victoria sandwich cake deadline. My mother made a wonderful sandwich cake, sometimes with just the jam and caster sugar (Brit.talk) and other times, when we were having company, with cream and strawberries.

Bimmer said...

Hi,
I've posted my cake!

www.mybakingblog.blogspot.com

cheers,
bimmer

Amu... said...

Hi Girls...
I have posted the recipe in my Blogspace...Please check out...and hoping you will approve....:-)

http://amusworld.blogspot.com/2008/09/victoria-sandwich-cake.html

Rei said...

Hi Rosie & Marie, I've done a post on the cake. http://allthatmatters2rei.blogspot.com/2008/09/victoria-sandwich-cake.html

regards

Dani said...

here it is :)

Nazarina A said...

My grandmother gave me a recipe very similar to this cake. She had an English neighbor in South Africa and they were constantly sharing recipes. Anyway I would not mind at all being 'sandwiched' between your Victoria cake layers! It would be a bond made in heaven!