Bake Off: The Perfect Victoria Sponge

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Excited about the Great British Bake Off returning to your TV screen? Us too, which is why we’re bringing you a fun cake academy each week so you can learn how to make your favourite things.

It’s summer which means it’s time to dust off the apron and get baking! Like me do you watch all the wonderful cakes being created on the telly, but don’t have the time or know-how to dare try it yourself?! As part of our series of top tips, we’ve brought in Queen of the Kitchen Sarah Moore to give us some expect “How to” advice! Let’s get baking!

Love Victoria sponge, but haven’t got a clue how to bake it? No worries just check out the video tutorial below.


    • 8oz each of soft butter or stork
    • caster sugar and self raising flour
    • 4 Large Eggs
    • half teaspoon baking powder
    • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Combine all the ingredients on a stand mixer and gently combine until completely blended.
Divide between to non stick loose bottomed 20cm/8 inch sponge tins, greased and base lined with baking parchment.

The cakes need to go in a preheated oven at 180 c (170 c for fan) for 22-25 minutes or until the sponges are springy and cooked through. Cool in the tin for 15-20 minutes before turning out and leaving to cool completely on a wire rack before filling.

Join in with the #IWBakeOff and submit your cake creations on our Facebook page to win a Swan Mixer.

Dan Bancroft

About Dan Bancroft

I'm thrilled to become a member of the presenting team at Ideal World and can't wait to bring you behind the scenes sneak-peeks of the studio and beyond on social media. Don't forget to send me your questions & queries about your favourite products, for the presenters & our expert guests - I've been given free rein to ask them pretty much anything!

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