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While the recipe looks good self rising flour is not generally available in North America. Certainly where I am in Canada it isn't. It would be helpful to include a conversion for it; how much baking powder or baking soda and salt to add?

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linda.winkler November 18, 2012

This is not the first Victoria Sandwich I've ever made,but it certainly is the absolute best one I've ever had! It rose beautifully and was light and airy. I filled it with raspberry jam and fresh whipped cream. Thanks FT. BTW, the tip about weighing the eggs etc, is great, and one I will remember.

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Patchwork Dragon April 26, 2010

Victoria Sponges are notoriously tricky in my family, with the old adage that "Granny used to make brilliant ones". I realise now it must be the adherence to strict measurements that was causing problems - doing it proportionally makes a brilliant, light and very buttery cake. This set of instructions is going to be my standard sponge from now on.

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Jillsybean August 10, 2009

absolutely the best victoria sponge cake i have had, my daughter made it and was over the moon with it would recommend this recipe. Thank you French Tart

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diva1797 October 28, 2011

This recipe intrigued me and I was so excited to try it out. My daughter is eating it right now, and she said the cake itself is so good, that it was better without the jam. Indeed, it is a light and lovely cake, so next time, I will bake this again, and maybe try out different fillings. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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Ilovemy4kids July 18, 2010

Another incredible recipe from the Tartlette. We loved this my friend. It was so easy to make and your instructions were excellent. I used homemade strawberry freezer jam as the filling, oh yum. I garnished with a little icing sugar. It doesn't get any easier or any tastier than this. Kudo's on an excellent recipe that we will enjoy again and again. I can't wait to try this with lemon curd and fresh blackberries. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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Baby Kato June 30, 2010

U have a treasure trove of traditional recipes. Jus love ur recipes hun!!

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jas kaur May 13, 2010

Sorry, this was not good for me since the oven temp was noted at 260F, but when I checked conversion chart gas mark 4 should be 350F!!

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sdcaz May 08, 2010

I made this sponge today and it is delicious. It's so light and tender and it rose beautifully. I used apricot jam between the layers and am serving softly whipped cream on the side. It was fun to use my scale for this recipe. I'm sure weighing everything to make the measurements equal contributed to my successful outcome. Will make this again. Thanks for this recipe, French Tart!

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Soozzee February 12, 2010

This was really good. I wanted to give it a 4.5 out of 5. I used whipped cream and jam, it turned out great. Thanks!

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Ayame November 27, 2009
Victoria Sandwich - Classic English Sponge Cake for Tea Time