Published On: Wed, Sep 2nd, 2020

Raspberry Victoria sponge

Feast your eyes on this raspberry Victoria sponge recipe by Bad Girl Bakery.

Love sponge cakes? You’ll LOVE this raspberry Victoria sponge cake layered with buttercream, raspberry jam and fresh raspberries! It’s a real showstopper!

raspberry Victoria sponge

Raspberry Victoria sponge

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 375 g unsalted butter or baking margarine
  • 375 g caster sugar
  • 6 medium free-range eggs
  • 375 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp good vanilla extract

For the buttercream

  • 3 x 250 g packs of unsalted butter
  • 1.05 kg icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp good vanilla extract

For the filling

  • raspberry jam
  • fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC/Gas Mark 3. Grease and line 3 x 20cm (8in) sandwich tins with greaseproof paper.

  2. To prepare, get all your ingredients together and weigh them out. Break the eggs into a jug.

  3. Beat the butter and sugar together until the colour is lighter and looks fluffy. This will take about 3-5 minutes depending on the mixer.

  4. Add in the eggs one at a time with a spoon of the flour. Remember not to add the next egg until the last one is all mixed in. Don’t panic if it splits, just add a little more flour.

  5. Add in the flour and mix until smooth, then divide the mixture between the tins and smooth it out.

  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean (time may vary depending on your oven). Let the cakes cool slightly before turning out of their tins to cool to room temperature.

  7. For the buttercream, soften the butter in short bursts in the microwave, until really soft. Beat the butter and vanilla extract until really smooth, then add the icing sugar and mix again. Fill a piping bag with the buttercream.

  8. When the cake is cool, take the first layer and place it flat-side down. Don’t overfill the piping bags with buttercream or it will just overflow everywhere! To start, pipe a circle of buttercream round the edge (don’t worry about being neat as no-one will see it). Pipe more in the centre, but just enough for a thin layer. Top this layer with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries.

  9. Repeat with the next layer, then top with the final cake (flat-side up), then apply a crumb coat. This is a very thin base layer of icing to set the cake and trap the crumbs so the final layer is neat and smooth.

  10. Pop in the fridge until this layer is set firm, then repeat with the final layer of icing. Top with fresh raspberries, dots of jam and piped swirls of buttercream, if you’re feeling fancy!

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