Victoria Sponge with Plum Jam Recipe

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Victoria Sponge with Plum Jam
How to make Victoria Sponge with Plum Jam
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

The Victoria sponge cake is named after Queen Victoria, who liked having a slice of sponge cake with her afternoon tea. A Victoria cake is a sponge cake layered with jam and cream.

Ingredients of Victoria Sponge with Plum Jam

  • 200 gm butter
  • 200 gm castor sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 gm flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • For the Plum Jam:
  • 2 kg plums - halved and stoned
  • 4 sweet limes, grated rind and juice
  • 300 ml water
  • 2 kg grain sugar
  • Cream (optional, for layering)

How to Make Victoria Sponge with Plum Jam

  • 1.Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • 2.Gradually add beaten eggs, beating the mixture well between each addition.
  • 3.Fold in sieved flour and baking powder.
  • 4.Spoon into greased and lined 9"round tin. Bake at 180 degrees C for about 25 minutes or until golden in color. Remove from oven.
  • 5.Cool slightly before turning out.
  • 6.When cool, split in half and fill with jam and cream.
  • To make Jam:
  • 1.Roughly chop plums and place them in a large pan with the rind, juice and water.
  • 2.Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 3.Add sugar, while on the heat.
  • 4.Dissolve the sugar.
  • 5.Bring to a fast boil and cook until setting point is reached.
  • 6.Leave to cool and use to fill the cake.