a british classic: victoria sponge.


From the moment I was welcomed on this charming island, I was greeted with this fairy tale of a cake! It's so simple and yet it's so perfect.

Eggs, butter, flour, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, cream, & jam.

Elegant simplicity!


This delight entered our lives during the Victorian era. Also known as the "Victoria sandwich" it is traditionally known to be served with afternoon tea. Heavens! I can go on and on about afternoon tea. It is perhaps my new favourite tradition. From what I have learned, it is said that one of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, Anna Russell, the Duchess of Bedford, found herself peckish at about 4 o'clock. To help with this, she would have a light meal of tea and bread. This then evolved into tea, cakes, & sandwiches! 

This cake is the closest we have to the 19th century! Yummy. 

The recipe featured here today comes from Fiona Cairns. I encourage you to look at her cakes, so pretty! I've also discovered that if you weigh out your eggs, all you have to do is add equal amounts of flour, sugar, and butter. 

Eggs weight = flour = sugar = butter = CAKE! 

And now for the recipe! Enjoy!



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a british classic: victoria sponge.


From the moment I was welcomed on this charming island, I was greeted with this fairy tale of a cake! It's so simple and yet it's so perfect.

Eggs, butter, flour, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, cream, & jam.

Elegant simplicity!


This delight entered our lives during the Victorian era. Also known as the "Victoria sandwich" it is traditionally known to be served with afternoon tea. Heavens! I can go on and on about afternoon tea. It is perhaps my new favourite tradition. From what I have learned, it is said that one of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, Anna Russell, the Duchess of Bedford, found herself peckish at about 4 o'clock. To help with this, she would have a light meal of tea and bread. This then evolved into tea, cakes, & sandwiches! 

This cake is the closest we have to the 19th century! Yummy. 

The recipe featured here today comes from Fiona Cairns. I encourage you to look at her cakes, so pretty! I've also discovered that if you weigh out your eggs, all you have to do is add equal amounts of flour, sugar, and butter. 

Eggs weight = flour = sugar = butter = CAKE! 

And now for the recipe! Enjoy!



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