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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Victoria Sandwich Cake

A special request from my sis in-law to bake her the classic Victoria Sandwich Cake.  To tell you the truth, I have never tasted one myself. there I went, searching for the recipe and found this in the Australian Women's Weekly Old Fashioned Favourites Cookbook.  This cookbook is one of the few collection that I own which I like best. Most of the bakes that I have tried from this cookbook turned out well.  So, even though this is my first try at baking this cake, I know that it will not be a disappointment.  And I was right.  My family love this and from the first bite, it became their favourite next to my Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

It's so easy to make and I wonder how come I've never thought of baking this before....My SIL likes hers with fresh cream and pureed strawberry filling.  This is definitely a cake to indulge in if you are a fan of butter cake. It's not dense or oily although it uses quite a bit of butter.  It's quite light and the strawberry whip cream filling goes well with the cake.  This is absolutely delicious.  I'm glad my SIL made this request or else I will never 'discover' just how delicious this cake is.  So simple and yet..mmm..mmm..!! So here it is and I hope she likes it.

Recipe below makes 1 cake:
(I made 1 1/2 recipe which yields 2 cakes and split each into half.)

250g butter softened
1 cup caster sugar
4 eggs
2 cups self raising flour
1 tsp vanilla

1. Cream butter with sugar and vanilla till light and fluffy. 
2. Add in eggs 1 at a time and mix well.
3. Fold in the flour in 2 batches and mix well.  Pour into prepared two 20cm pans and bake at pre-heated oven at 180d celsius for 25 mins or until done.
4. Once cake is cooled, sandwich the cake with strawberry filling and sprinkle 2 tablespoon of icing sugar on it.

Filling: Strawberries (about 8 large fruits) pureed.
           1 cup whipping cream
           2 tablespoon icing sugar
Beat whipping cream with the icing sugar till soft peak. Then add in the pureed strawberries and beat for another 2 mins.  Keep chilled until use.


  1. Two cakes? Can help you to finish!! Looks good, never tried this cake before, have seen many recipes though! I made strawberry cake too today, we exchange? :)

  2. mm mis ellerine sağlık canım

  3. soft yummy looking cake looks fabulous

  4. this filling looks so good!

  5. This look amazing! Um following you!

  6. very nicely baked..i dont know why suddenly i'm yearning for some butter cake right now..serious..

  7. sedapnya jen... i mmg suka victoria sandwich... my fave is one with sourish jam fillings like pineapple and/or strawberry.... but too bad i'm lousy at baking cakes.. so kena order je selalu kalau nak makan.....
    yours looks crazily yummy lah....


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