Victoria sponge cake

Step 1: Preparing Cake Pan – Preheat oven to 350°F. – Grease and line two 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.

Step 2: Mixing Batter – In a bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. – Beat in eggs one at a time, then add vanilla extract.

Step 3: Incorporating Dry Ingredient – Sift flour and baking powder into the butter mixture. – Gently fold flour into the mixture until just combined.

Step 4: Adding Milk – Gradually add milk to the batter, mixing until smooth. – Be careful not to overmix to maintain a light texture.

Step 5: Filling Cake Pan – Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. – Smooth the surface with a spatula for even baking.

Step 6: Baking – Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. – Cakes are done when they spring back to the touch or a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 7: Cooling and Filling – Allow cakes to cool in pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

– Once cooled, spread jam and whipped cream on one cake layer, then place the other layer on top. – Dust with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy your classic Victoria sponge cake!