For me a Victoria Sponge conjures up images of High Tea taken on the lawn whilst watching cricket, sitting on wicker chairs and drinking from pretty tea cups. It epitomises Britishness whether it be Summer Garden Parties or country Tea rooms the Victoria Sponge always takes centre stage.
I normally rely on Mary Berry for my Victoria Sponge recipe, Mary Berry is the Goddess of all baking in my book. However a while back the Guardian published their version of the perfect Victoria Sponge, researched by Felicity Hoake, I loved the density of this version. So for a toddler lunch this week I offered to bake this little favourite of mine. I did add raspberries and strawberries to the fill, just to make myself feel better that the children had had some of their five a day. Enjoy!
Felicity Hoake's Recipe: