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Victoria Sandwhich




The classic 'Victoria Sandwhich' .... an 'oldie' but certainly a goodie and have you ever wondered how it got its name?  There's a history behind this Victoria sponge cake.  It was named after Queen Victoria, who favoured a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea.  A traditional Victoria sponge consists of jam sandwhiched between 2 layrs of sponge cakes, the top of the cake is not iced or decorated.  If you wish to know more of this history, then read it from  here.




I've never had any formal lessons on dressing up a cake, so I just 'plaster' up the sides since there's extra chocolate mixture and  I see no reason to waste!  Sprinkle on some nibbed almonds, and there you are, a plain Jane no more!








I would prefer to round this piece of yummy cake with a cup of hot tea, sit down, relax and enjoy!

Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 oz butter/margarine
  • 8 oz self-raising flour
  • 5 oz caster sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Some nibbed almonds lightly toasted
  • Jam of your choice
Chocolate topping
  • 4 oz cooking chocolate, broken up into pieces
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp salad oil
Method for the cake
  1. Lightly grease and dust two, 8 inch round cake pan.  Keep aside.
  2. Sift the self-raising flour with salt and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter with sugar till light, fluffy and creamy.
  4. Add in the eggs one @ at a time and mix till well incorporated. 
  5. Add in the vanilla essence.
  6. Lightly fold in the sifted flour, mix well scraping from the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.
  7. Scoop equal amount of mixture into the two cake pans.
  8. Bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg C for about 30 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool in pans.
  10. Once cooled, sandwhich the 2 cakes with jam.
  11. Slowly pour the chocolate mixture onto the cake and decorate as desired.
  12. Serve the cake when the topping has set.
Method for the topping
  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, add in the water, stir and once melted mix in the oil.


Comments

  1. courier one piece for me please, just perfect for my afternoon tea now!

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  2. Cheah, I just hop by from Jess's site. Oh man, I'm getting fat after drooling over all the cakes. haha.... Can you finish the cake? You can always FedEX leftover. lol! haha.... Enjoy your day.
    Kristy

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  3. I remember this cake. One of the cakes I used to bake back then.
    Used to sandwich with jam. I like yours with chocolate!

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  4. simple and yummy, i must say!

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  5. Perfect presentation! Simple is nice and the cake looks so yummy. I think I must make this someday.

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  6. oh they look beautiful, loving the chocolate topping :)

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  7. Just what I need for my afternoon tea!

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  8. mr.pineapple man
    Thanks a lot!

    Sonia
    I wish I could!

    Kristy
    Normally I'll give some to my neighbour. Too bad, you're just so far away!

    busygran
    This was the first cake I baked when I was in Form 1 and that created my interest in baking!

    lena
    Yes, simple and light!

    Anncoo
    Thanks so much for compliments!

    Ananda
    Thank you!

    Zoe
    Very well said!

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  9. I wanted to bake victoria sandwish cake too, you are tempting me now!

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  10. Cheah...lovely sandwich cake with that lovely chocolate ganache ...simple yet delish !

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  11. pigpigscorner
    Be my guest!

    Jess
    Perhaps you should, easy to make!

    Elin
    Thanks a lot!

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