Victoria Sponge the Second

Before I started my weekly baking habit, I did try my hand at a few odds and ends, with a medium degree of success. A traditional Victoria Sponge was one of those that I attempted, and it didn’t turn out too badly. I had some odd crinkly edges to contend with but it was okay.

I thought, as I am now clearly a baker extraordinnaire, that I would try again and see if I could improve it any.

This time, the edges were not crinkly, although they were still nowhere near as smooth as I’d have liked. I did have a bit of an issue with the cooling wire rack messing up the top, so I took a tip from Mary Berry and liberally sprinkled it with icing sugar. I also think my butter cream may have been too buttery and not sugary enough, because if you left a slice alone too long, it would slip apart rather than stand on its own two feet.

Still work to be done here, I think.

3 thoughts on “Victoria Sponge the Second

  1. That actually looks amazing, properly amazing. sponge cake is the only thing I’m good at with baking, maybe I’ll make my own inspired by how gorgeous that looks!

  2. ahhh i don’t think there is really any better cake than a Victoria Sponge. This looks great Christine! 🙂 Pleased you’re keeping up the baking! 🙂

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