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British cake

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A Victoria sponge recipe for the ultimate in traditional British cakes. The Great British Bake-Off's Ruth Clemens shares her classic sponge cake recipe with jam and cream.

A Victoria sponge for the ultimate in traditional British cakes. Fill it with a jam of your choosing and buttercream icing.

17 ingredients

Refrigerated
  • 4 Eggs, large
Condiments
  • 225 g Strawberry jam
Baking & Spices
  • 250 g Caster (superfine) sugar
  • 2 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 1 Icing sugar sifter
  • 1 Little icing sugar to dust
  • 250 g Self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste or the seeds from inside 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
Dairy
  • 250 g Butter, very soft
  • 200 ml Double cream
  • 2 tbsp Milk
Tools & Equipment
  • 1 Baking (parchment)
Other
  • Electric hand-held whisk or food mixer
  • round nozzle (optional)
  • Piping bag fitted with 1cm (3∕8 in)
  • 2 X 20cm (8in) round sandwich tins
Great British Baking Show: Paul Hollywood share his Victoria Sponge recipe | EW.com

As part of our Entertaining Weekly column, 'The Great British Baking Show' judge Paul Hollywood shares the recipe for a 'simple to make,' classic British recipe, Victoria Sponge.

Classic Victoria sandwich. You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too.

Classic Victoria sandwich. You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too.

10 ingredients

Refrigerated
  • 4 Eggs
Condiments
  • 1/2 340g jar Strawberry jam, good-quality
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 200 g Caster sugar
  • 140 g Icing sugar
  • 1 Icing sugar
  • 200 g Self-raising flour
  • 1 drop Vanilla extract
Dairy
  • 300 g Butter
  • 2 tbsp Milk
Looking for an Old Fashioned British Christmas cake recipe? This vintage family recipe dates back about 100 years - and it tastes amazing!

9 · 60 minutes · Looking for a traditional British Christmas cake recipe? This truly vintage family recipe dates back about 100 years - and it tastes amazing!

27 ingredients

Produce
  • 1 lb Currants
  • 4 oz Glace cherries
  • 1 Lemon, rind of
  • 4 oz Peel, mixed
  • 4 oz Raisins
  • 6 oz Sultanas
Refrigerated
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 4 Eggs
Condiments
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp Sieved apricot jam
Baking & Spices
  • 1 level tsp Baking powder
  • 9 oz Brown sugar, soft
  • 4 oz Caster sugar
  • 2 level tsp Cocoa
  • 1 For the almond icing
  • 1 For the royal icing
  • 29 oz Icing sugar
  • 9 oz Plain flour
  • 1 level tsp Salt
  • 2 level tsp Spice, mixed
Nuts & Seeds
  • 9 oz Almond, ground
  • 1 oz Almonds
Drinks
  • 1 tsp Coffee essence
Dairy
  • 11 oz Butter
Beer, Wine & Liquor
  • 3/4 cup Rum or sherry, dark
Other
  • 1 teaspoon glycerine (available from some supermarkets, pharmacies & cake supply stores)
Mother's Day cake recipe by Bake Off's Benjamina Ebuehi's: Earl Grey and Lemon cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

Great British Bake Off’s Benjamina Ebuehi whips up the perfect recipe for a Mother’s Day treat: Earl Grey and Lemon Cake with White...