Sunday was another family dinner. We have them the first Sunday of every month. D and I love having family gather and spend a relaxing afternoon chatting and catching up. Another nice part about the family dinner is that I get the chance to make the dessert so I have another reason to try a new recipe. Wahoo!
I knew I had seen a recipe that would be perfect linked up in a past Tout It Tuesday from Tartan Tastes in Texas. The recipe was for a sponge cake with jam in the middle topped with powdered sugar. It sounded delicious! Plus, there was the added bonus of it being named after England's Queen Victoria - so it was the perfect dessert to have during the Olympics.
The original recipe called for self-rising flour and round pans - neither of which I had, so I adapted the recipe making my own self-rising flour, using a high sided baking pan and cutting 2-7x7 squares of cake to sandwich together.
This cake looked great and tasted even better. No one passed on dessert when I brought this out. Definitely the sign of a successful recipe.
Victoria Sandwich Cake
Adapted from this recipe from Tartan Tastes in Texas
For the Cake
- 8oz Butter
- 8oz Sugar
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 8oz AP flour
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 1/2 t baking powder
For the Middle Layer
- 8 Tbsp (or so) strawberry jam
For the Top
- Sifted powdered sugar
- Set oven to 350F.
- Spray bottom of a high edged baking pan (like this one) with cooking spray.
- Line with a piece of parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
- Add a bit of the beaten eggs, alternating with the dry ingredients.
- Mix only enough to combine until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the baking pan and level off.
- Bake in oven for 20 minutes until cake has risen and is springy yet firm to touch and a light golden color.
- Turn out to cool on wire rack.
- Cut out 2 pieces, 7 x 7 inches in size.
- Once cooled sandwich together with strawberry jam.
- Sieve powdered sugar over the top.