Oh lord have mercy above and below, Fringe I hear what you're saying. Is it possible to call on my doppelgänger to take over for a bit? I have so many places to be and so many people to please, I have no energy or time to do it all, or even half. Wish I was an ostrich and I could bury my heid. I thought a lovely little recipe for a sumptuous Victoria Sponge could help cheer our wee faces? Even though I can't eat cake rite now as I'm on a new year resolution to stop being a fat hippo! Ha! Anyhow I made this for my wee daddy's birthday as he loves cake, but hates icing ( kills my teeth you know ) he always says, so this seemed like a tasty but safe option.
Ok so Preheat your wee oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Gently heat a knob of butter in a pan and brush cake tins ( or in my case just the one, which i reused ) with the melted butter. Line the bottom of the two cake tins with a circle of greaseproof paper as its so much easier to get the cake smooth and flat.
In a large bowl, cream together 225g/8oz of butter and 225g/8oz of sugar until pale and creamy, using an electric whisk or a wooden spoon. Beat the mixture well to get lots of air into that bad boy!
Beat in four eggs one at a time. This is important as you don't want it to go weird, believe me, I've done it! Haha! Add a tablespoon of flour if the mixture still decides to bloody curdle.
Fold in 225g/8oz of flour using a large metal spoon. Be careful not to over-mix it, light with the touch and firm with the fold.
Pour the mixture equally between the two cake tins and level off the top with a spatula. Make a slight dip in the centre with the tip of the spatula if you don't want them to be pointed in the middle.
Stuck them in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the cakes spring back when pressed gently with a finger and are pale golden in colour.
Once ready, take them out and leave in the tins to cool. Once cooled remove them and get ready to jam and cream the middle! Take a tub of double cream 300ml is plenty and whisk it up to a nice thick filling and spoon it onto one half of the sponge and jam the other half. Place in top of one another and lightly dust the top with icing sugar and walla!!
Enjoy it and let my face know if it was good!!!