Victoria Sponge Cake

sponge cake finished and plated.

These cakes are so lovely, airy, pretty, and delicious, and are the perfect dessert for a girls night, tea party, or just a sunny Sunday afternoon treat.

Makes: 12 muffin-sized cakes or 6 medium-sized rounds
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes


For the cake:

  • 145 g / 2/3 cup Mirage margarine
  • 250 g / 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 160 ml / 2/3 cup milk
  • 5 ml / 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 280 g / 2 cups flour
  • 4 g / 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 g / 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs

For filling:

  • 120 ml / 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 60 g / 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 340 g / 2 cups strawberries, hulled and roughly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 140°C / 300°F.
  2. Cream Mirage margarine and sugar with a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. creamed margarine.

    margarine mixed with sugar in a bowl,

  4. Blend in milk and vanilla extract.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. eggs added to margarine mixture in bowl.

  7. Sift dry ingredients together and add. Beat until smooth.
  8. flour in a bowl.

    flour mixed with eggs.

  9. Pour 12 portions into a muffin cup lined tin or make 6 large portions if you have a large muffin tin.
  10. muffin tins filled with batter.

  11. Bake at 140°C / 300°F for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  12. In the meantime, whip cream until just thick, add sifted icing sugar and continue to whip until stiff. Place in the fridge until ready to assemble.

To assemble:

  1. Remove the paper from the cooled cake and slice in half horizontally. Add a generous amount of cream and strawberries to the bottom half of the cake, top with the other half, and if desired, finish off with more sifted icing sugar.
  2. sponge cake with strawberries and cream in the centre.

    victoria sponge cake assembled.

Chef Notes

  • Although Victoria sponge is generally with strawberries, feel free to add in a variety of seasonal fruits into the mix like plums, blueberries, or even pineapple.

sponge cake assembled.

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