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What is Victoria Sponge Cake?

What is Victoria Sponge?

It's one of our most popular cakes but what exactly is it?

Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria sponge cake, also known as the Victoria sandwich, and is one of ours and the UK’s most popular cakes! Our award-winning Victoria Sponge Cake is perfectly light, filled with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream. Buttercream is made from English butter, using natural vanilla flavouring that is paired with delicious raspberry jam.


History of the Victoria sponge cake is very interesting, as it is thought to have been one of Queen Victoria’s favourite cakes. Queen Victoria reigned over the UK in the 19thcentury, from 1837 until her death in 1901. During this time many changes occurred and she was probably the first monarch to have enjoyed delicious cakes created using modern rising agents, baking powder and baking soda for instance. Of which were only invented in the first half of the 19thcentury! Baking powder and soda are crucial for encouraging light and fluffy cakes, as without it was significantly harder to produce light sponges.

Did you know that if there is only jam inside a sponge, then it is called a ‘jam sponge’ and not a Victoria sponge?

Originally the Victoria sponge was thought to have started in the nursery, as early Victorian afternoon tea consisted of seed and fruit cake. For the safety of children, it was suggested children should not eat cake with fruit or seed. Victoria sponge cakes were created as a result to be a harmless teatime specialty for just the children.

Victoria Sponge Celebration Cake

Our Victoria sponge will delight everyone at celebrations, which can be topped off with one of our cake toppers! A whole selection for fabulous cake topper designs for all occasions is devoted to them, including birthdays, congratulations, anniversaries, new year, Father’s Day, Mother’s day and more. You can even upload your own photo to be printed on a topper. A wonderful addition to all celebrations.

Personalise your order by adding a tipple, like a mini bottle of prosecco, a gin and tonic or whiskey and coke. Or why not add a comforting hot drink, such as tea, coffee or hot chocolate, all great additions to accompany a Victoria sponge for a celebratory event! To make it ready for a birthday celebration you can add candles, to sing happy birthday!

The classic Victoria sponge appearance, has a delicate dusting of icing sugar and is flawlessly uncomplicated. Great for all celebration themes and events, that no one is able to resist.

Gluten Free Victoria Sponge

We offer our Victoria sponge as a gluten free option as well. From which you cannot see or tell the difference from our regular recipe. We boast our gluten free Victoria sponge does not compromise on flavour, and is the same or even better perhaps than our regular recipe. Only difference between recipes is that the gluten free recipe replaces regular self-raising flour, with a gluten free alternative made from rice, potato, tapioca, maize and buckwheat flour.

Victoria Baby Sponge

Find our Victoria sponge cakes in baby sponge size as well, in the perfect cupcake sized portions of cake. Great for presents, celebrations, parties and much more. You can choose packs of either 4, 8, 16, 40, 80, 120 baby sponges, and choose from a whole selection of different flavours too. The perfect accompaniment for your very own afternoon tea!

Victoria Sponge Cake Card

Find a special greeting card for a friend, family member or loved one in our vast selection of card designs and themes in Cake Card! Choice of birthday, anniversary, love, family, friends’ cards and much more. As our delicious Victoria sponge comes as a Cake Card slice as well! You can add either one or two slices in a card, with a design of your choice.