The Crazy Kitchen: Great Bloggers Bake Off and a Victoria Sponge

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Monday, 19 August 2013

Great Bloggers Bake Off and a Victoria Sponge

Anyone that is a lover of cakes, pastries, bread and other baked goods would probably know that The Great British Bake Off is back on our screens tomorrow night (Tuesday). As a bit of fun, myself and my lovely cake twin Jenny at Mummy Mishaps are hosting a Great Bloggers Bake Off (all credit to Jenny as it was her genius idea) throughout the series.

The plan is for anyone that wants to join in to blog a recipe that fits in with the challenges set in that week's show. A linky will be opened up on a Wednesday for you to enter your post before it closes on Sunday evening. Each week we will post a round up of all the valid entries and choose a winner who will get to wear a prestigious badge on their blog, whoop whoop!

Word on the street is that this week's bakes will include a sandwich sponge, Angel cake and chocolate so to celebrate the start of our Great Bloggers Bake Off I've made a Victoria Sponge.

Victoria Sponge

Victoria Sponge

175g Butter (I use Stork for baking)
175g Caster sugar
3 Eggs
175g Self Raising flour

100g Butter, softened
200g Icing sugar
1 tbsp milk
Jam - I used my favourite Bonne Maman raspberry conserve

  • Beat the butter and sugar until it's light & creamy
  • Beat the eggs in one at a time
  • Fold in the flour
  • Divide the mixture between two 8" greased sandwich tins lined with a piece of baking paper at the bottom
  • Bake in a preheated 180 C oven for 20 minutes, until the top is springy
  • Leave to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely
  • In the meantime make the icing by beating the butter, milk and half the icing sugar together until pale and creamy
  • Add the rest of the icing sugar and beat again - the advantage of using a stand mixer is that you can get the buttercream to be very pale and creamy without any effort
  • Sandwich the 2 cakes together with the buttercream and jam - for a neater finish I like to pipe my buttercream on

Victoria Sponge
Victoria Sponge Victoria Sponge

Don't forget to go over and visit Jenny on Wednesday and get baking and link up - there may even be a prize at the end of the series!



  1. What a stunning looking victoria sponge, I think Paul & Mary would agree! This challenge sounds like fun - I'll definitely join in :-)

  2. I will be joining, got my recipe off of house of frazer blog. Will post pics on my blog and tweet it. X

  3. I will be joining, got my recipe off of house of frazer blog. Will post pics on my blog and tweet it. X

  4. would love to join in, will if I get time (summer hols!) F.A.B cake !

  5. Check you out with your fancy piping! Looks amazing!

  6. Oh man this looks stunning. It almost should be not eaten but be a work of art.

  7. All done, thanks for ghe tip. I think a lot of it will be learning from afew mistakes heres my link

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  9. wish mine looked like yours, it is indeed a work of art.


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