Category Archives: Victoria Sponge

Banana and Deeply Dark Chocolate Cake

This cake is one of courage – heart and soul.  The legends surrounding bananas all have one common theme – that somewhere, somehow, the banana plant came from a heart. There is the legend of Corazon from the Philippines, who … Continue reading

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Cherry, Almond and Swede Cake

Who doesn’t love Cherry Bakewells?  Aren’t they just so cheeky?  I imagine they were exactly what Alice ate when she saw those tiny delights with ‘Eat Me’ written on them. Give in to temptation… go on… Chocolate would have been … Continue reading

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Mini Ginger and Chamomile Sponge Sandwich Cakes

Well, I think it’s time to say goodbye to Ginger Month.  It’s March and I’m now thinking about planting vegetables, ready for the spring.  We have asparagus root (a valentine’s gift), courgettes, narcissus and a variety of herbs. I’m looking … Continue reading

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Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

This is the CLASSIC Women’s Institute Victoria Sponge Cake recipe. DO NOT break these rules otherwise women the world over will come for you waving their hand whisks! 1) Only ever use raspberry jam in a Victoria Sponge. NO strawberry. … Continue reading

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