Coronation Victoria Sponge! – Jane’s Patisserie

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A coronation victoria sponge with freshly whipped cream, strawberry jam and a dusting of icing sugar – good for King Charles Coronation!

A scrumptious and easy traditional bake for a celebratory event… Typically easy bakes are greatest, and a bake like this can all the time win my coronary heart. 

The Coronation 

It’s solely a few weeks till the coronation of King Charles, and so lots of you might be already baking and training in your bakes. Whether or not they’re for a road celebration, somewhat household gathering to observe the coronation, or no matter you want… bakes are the very best bit. 

I have already got my coronation cake, and my mini coronation loaf desserts, however I assumed a bit extra of a traditional could be a superb one too – and right here it’s. Sure I do know, based mostly on a special royal.. but it surely’s such a superb bake! 

What’s the ‘traditional’ 

There’s all the time a debate about what truly IS the ‘traditional’ Victoria sponge… so I’ve gone with the model that I actually interpret that to be, so should you disagree… apologies. 

There are countless variations… buttercream and jam, buttercream and fruit, cream and fruit, simply jam, and cream and jam like I’ve chosen. All are scrumptious, and it’s partly why my Victoria sponge celebration cake is buttercream – as I really like that model as properly. Nonetheless, to make this completely different, and probably extra traditional, I went for whipped cream and jam. 

I regarded on the girls’s institute, Mary Berry, the BBC, Tesco, Good home retaining and so on… all of them range ever so barely, so I’m assured some folks will like this specific model.


For the sponge, I did do it a smidge larger than some folks do. My again to fundamentals vanilla cake are fairly customary for a easy two layer cake, however usually folks discover it’s not deep sufficient for his or her style. So, I made this one somewhat deeper than regular for a two layer cake. 

All this meant was I elevated the portions by a small quantity. I went for a 6 egg combine, after which matched the remainder of the elements to that weight. Nonetheless, to make the recipe barely simpler, I used 300g of butter, flour and sugar. I do additionally add in a small quantity of baking powder (which is commonly the case in a Victoria sponge!), and somewhat vanilla as I wished the flavour – however each of those are non-compulsory. 

You should utilize precise unsalted butter at room temperature, or you should utilize a baking unfold – I have a tendency to make use of baking unfold because it’s simpler. I take advantage of caster sugar, and self elevating flour for the remainder of the elements. 

Egg Weighing Technique

Baking is science, and there’s one easy rule that may enable you to make the very best easy sponge ever. Eggs are not often the very same weight and measurement, even when all of them say medium for instance. The best option to obtain the very best sponge is to weigh your six (medium) eggs in a bowl, IN their shells nonetheless, and get the burden. 

Say the burden is 323g of egg, you’ll then use 323g of butter, sugar and flour. It doesn’t matter that you’ll have barely extra elements than the recipe says, as baking instances can range barely anyway. I discover this one of the best ways to realize a superb end result. Additionally, ensure your oven is preheated accurately, and that you simply don’t open the oven too quickly – high baking ideas as properly. 


For the filling as talked about above, there are various choices. I went for a barely sweetened whipped cream, and strawberry jam. Sorry if utilizing strawberry jam is blasphemous to you, however I do prefer it, and it’s what I had within the cabinet. 

I used double cream, with somewhat icing sugar and vanilla extract to make my cream – you wish to whip it to gentle peaks for greatest outcomes to it doesn’t break up. If the cream does break up nevertheless, you possibly can add barely extra cream as a liquid and easily stir it by means of to convey it again collectively. 

Seedless jam, seeded jam, a preserve… I’m not one to evaluate; no matter works greatest for you. And naturally, should you would moderately use contemporary fruit, that’s completely okay as properly. I might most likely unfold the whipped cream on first, after which add the fruit on high – contemporary strawberries are scrumptious in a bake like this. 

Suggestions & Methods 

  • This cake will final 1-2+ days within the fridge (due to the cream, the sponge might dry barely so greatest served contemporary) 
  • The sponges may be frozen for 3+ months 
  • You possibly can fill the cake with buttercream, or cream, or simply jam.. or fruit. As much as you! 


  • 300 g unsalted butter (or baking unfold)
  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 300 g self elevating flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract


  • 250 g strawberry jam
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • icing sugar to mud


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc/160ºfan and line two 20cm/8″ spherical cake tins with parchment paper

  • Beat the butter and sugar collectively till mild and creamy

  • Add the eggs, flour, baking powder and vanilla and blend collectively till mixed

  • Cut up the combination between the cake tins and bake for 35+ minutes, till golden and a skewer comes out clear

  • Depart to chill totally


  • As soon as cooled, unfold the jam over the primary sponge

  • Add the double cream, icing sugar and vanilla to a bowl and whip to gentle peaks

  • Unfold over the jam after which add the second sponge on high

  • Mud the cake frivolously with icing sugar and revel in!

  • This cake will final 1-2+ days within the fridge (due to the cream, the sponge might dry barely so greatest served contemporary) 
  • The sponges may be frozen for 3+ months 
  • You possibly can fill the cake with buttercream, or cream, or simply jam.. or fruit. As much as you! 


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