Lighter Victoria Sponge

The Victoria Sponge is a British classic, and there’s no better time to enjoy this moreish treat than in summer when the Strawberries are in season.

This easy recipe is a lighter, healthier alternative that tastes just as good as the version you know and love; rapeseed oil and yogurt help keep the cake light and moist without sneaking in too many calories.

It needs just 20 minutes in the oven – perfect for when you want to rustle up something sweet.

Serves: 8         Preparation time: 15 minutes                  Cooking time: 20 minutes

You’ll need

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 175g Total Greek Yogurt
  • 2-3 drops vanilla extract
  • 25g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 5 tbsp Streamline Strawberry Jam
  • fresh strawberries to decorate


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  2. Lightly oil 2 x 18cm sandwich cake tins with a little rapeseed oil and line the bottom with greaseproof paper. Tip the flour, baking powder and sugar into a mixing bowl and combine. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, add the yogurt, vanilla, melted butter, milk and oil and stir until smooth. Tip this into the dry mixture and gently fold with a large metal spoon until well combined.
  3. Divide the mixture between the tins and level the tops. Bake for 20 minutes until the cakes have risen and spring back when you gently press the top.
  4. Let the cakes cool for a few minutes in the tins, then turn them out, remove the greaseproof paper and leave to cool on a cooling rack until completely cold.
  5. Upturn one of the cakes onto a serving plate and spread the Streamline Strawberry Jam over. Gently place the other cake on top and decorate with slices of fresh strawberries.

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