Thursday, August 9, 2012

Victoria Sandwich Cake

I am so glad my husband loves me. I know I have a sarcastic sense of humor. I think this is a trait I learned from my father. My husband was telling me a story about something he saw on the news. Then he says to me, "Well, you know Massachusetts is close to Maine." So, I replied, "It is? I didn't know that." See my husband doesn't get mad by my reply. He doesn't even make a sarcastic remark back. He just keeps telling me the story. Now, that is love!
Have you ever had a Victoria Sandwich Cake? It must have been the inspiration of the New England whoopie pie. The cake has the filling in the center. The filling is creamy and butter. Also, there is jam on top of the filling which gives it additional flavor. The cake is sponge like. Now, my first attempt tasted very good but was more dense than it should have been. The second time I measured everything like the original recipe than I converted the measurements for anyone who doesn't have a food scale. If you are planning a tea party, this is the perfect dessert to make.
Victoria Sandwich Cake
1 1/4 cup fine sugar
14 Tbsp butter, softened
3 eggs
2 1/4 cup self rising flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp milk

7 Tbsp butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups strawberry jam
powdered sugar, for decoration

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray two 8 inch non stick cake pans with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and spray the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, butter, eggs, flour, baking powder, and milk together until smooth.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans.
  5. Bake the cake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool for a few minutes and turn onto a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely.
  7. In a medium bowl, cream the butter until smooth and creamy to make the filling. 
  8. Gradually add the sugar to the butter.  
  9. To assemble, place one cake onto the serving platter. 
  10. Top the cake with the butter filling.
  11. Spread the jam on top of the butter filling.
  12. Top the jam and butter filling with the remaining cake.
  13. Dust the top of the cakes with the powdered sugar immediately before serving. 
  14. Keep in an airtight container and eat within two days.
 Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food.
 Did you already know...
-The cake is named after Queen Victoria.
-The cake was served during Queen Victoria's reign with afternoon tea.
-The cake can be served as little sandwiches if baked as a long loaf.

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