VICTORIA SPONGE CUPCAKES

Dan, my boyfriend, has a huge soft spot for Victoria Sponge cake. To be honest I think it is more a love of jam, think Joey in 'The one with all the jam', so I set about thinking how I could take the classic Victoria Sponge cake into cupcake form and voila...

INGREDIENTS

makes 12
175g caster sugar
175g unsalted butter
175g self-raising flour
3 large eggs
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
jam

ICING

150g unsalted butter
335g icing sugar
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
3 Cadbury's flakes
handful of sprinkles

METHOD

  1. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.
  2. Put all of the cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat together with an electric whisk (or wooden spoon if you don't own a whisker) until all of the ingredients and combined and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Evenly spoon the mixture into the paper cases, roughly a tbsp per case.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cakes are risen and firm on top. They should spring back when you lightly press down, alterntively insert a metal skewer into the centre of the cupcake, if it comes out clean the cupcake is ready. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.
  5. Whilst your cakes are cooling you can make your icing. Add the butter, vanilla extract and half of the icing sugar into a large bowl and beat until smooth. Beat in the remaining icing sugar until combined, here you can add a 1 or 2 tsp of milk if needed to make your icing the right consistency. It should be quite firm but easy to work with.
  6. Before icing you need to add the all important jam. Once the cakes are cool cute a 1 ince circular slice out of the top of the cake. Spoon a tsp of jam into the newly created hole and place the cut out section back on top.
  7. Put your icing sugar into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe swirls on top of each cake. 
  8.  Cut your flake into small chunks, I managed to get four 'mini' flakes out of each one and place on top of each cake. Lightly dust each cake with your sprinkles.
These cupcakes are a fun take on a classic delicious cake recipe, I really loved how they turned out. I hope you have fun making them and as always share your pictures with me on Twitter and Instagram.

5 comments

  1. Oh these cakes look so delicious! Seems like a nice easy recipe too, definitely gonna try them out!xx

    Honeypot Blogs

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  2. These look so good! I absolutely love cupcakes! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. OH MYYY I'm bookmarking your blog, these look heavenly..

    Sam || Beautydetour

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  4. These look amazing, oh my goodness! xx, adaatude.com

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