LEMON VICTORIA SPONGE
The Victoria sponge, also known as the Victoria sandwich or Victorian cake, was named after Queen Victoria. She was known to enjoy a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea. Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 5–6
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon (5ml) lemon essence
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup butter, softened
5 large eggs
3 tablespoons (45ml) cream
+ extra for serving 1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
2. Whisk butter until smooth.
Add eggs, lemon essence, zest and cream. Mix well.
3. Add cake flour, baking powder and sugar. Mix well, and spoon into 2 lightly greased cake tins. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside to cool. 4. Spread cream and jam over 1 sponge cake. Top with the second sponge. Dust with icing sugar, and serve with berries.