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
- 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
- Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Recipe courtesy of www.streamlinefoods.co.uk
Rachel - Silversurfers Assistant Editor
Latest posts by Rachel - Silversurfers Assistant Editor (see all)
- White chocolate truffles with cherry, coconut and hazelnut - January 23, 2019
- Free painting tutorials you can watch online - January 22, 2019
- Tips for asthma sufferers this winter - January 21, 2019
- Culinary challenges to try in 2019 - January 18, 2019
- Steamed carrot salad with feta dressing - January 17, 2019
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!