Mini Victoria Sponges

Every cloud has a silver lining… well these delicious little treats were my silver lining last week! After my awful failing attempt to make a swiss roll, Mary Berry you are not always right, I decided to use the rest of my ingredients to a better and more delicious use and what do you do with cake mix and jam, Victoria Sponges of course! So my recipe this weekend is for Mini Victoria Sponges and here is how I made them;

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 100g of Plain Flour
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 100g of Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1tsp of Vanilla Extract

For the filling

  • 125g of Icing Sugar (and extra for dusting)
  • 100g of Butter
  • 1tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 100g of Strawberry Jam
Mini Victoria Sponges
Mini Victoria Sponges

Method 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Prepare your bun tin with your paper cake cases for later
  3. Sift the sugar into a bowl and add 100g of the butter then cream together until smooth
  4. In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together
  5. Then slowly add the dry mixture to the creamed butter mix until crumbly
  6. Add the 2 eggs and whisk until smooth
  7. Finally add the vanilla extract and mix in thoroughly
  8. Pour the mixture evenly into the cake cases
  9. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes
  10. Once cooked allow to cool thoroughly
  11. Once cool remove the cake cases and cut each cake in half
  12. To start making the filling sift the icing sugar into a bowl
  13. Then add the final 100g of butter and cream until smooth
  14. Finally add the vanilla extract and give a final stir
  15. Now spread a tablespoon of the frosting onto the base of each cake
  16. Then spread a tablespoon of the jam onto the top of each cake
  17. Then carefully put each cake together
  18. Finally dust with icing sugar to finish

When you put the two sides of your Mini Victoria Sponges together be careful not to push them too hard or all of the filling will just squeeze out of the sides, it is best to leave a small gap around the edge to allow for these. They may have only been a few mouthfuls each but these little sponges were just so scrumptious, I really could have eaten 10! Sometimes when trying something new fails it is great to cook inside your comfort zone and enjoy great baking!

PS, If anyone has a swiss roll recipe that works, I would appreciate it being shared very much!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jenny B says:

    These are adorable!

    1. They are probably one of the prettiest things I have cooked!

  2. Charisma says:

    These look delicious!!

    1. Thank you!! They really were!

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