Victoria’s Favorite



Sponge cake with tea
Victoria’s favorite
Jam and cream between


The sponge cake is thought to be one of the first of the non-yeasted cakes.
They are sweet without being too sweet.  The best thing about sponge cakes is the texture.  Sponge cakes are light, airy cakes leavened with separately beaten egg yolks and beaten egg whites, and they do not contain fat.  Jelly rolls are made out of sponge cake.  Angel Food Cake is a form of sponge cake, but without the egg yolks.

The Victoria Sponge Cake was named after Queen Victoria,  who reigned as Queen of Great Britain, and the British Empire for the best part of the nineteenth century.  The Victoria Sponge Cake was invented as a sweet treat to accompany afternoon tea-time, which was a new concept at the time of her reign.

It is often referred to simply as sponge cake, though it contains additional fat.  A typical Victoria sponge consists of raspberry jam and whipped double cream or vanilla cream.  The jam and cream are sandwiched between two sponge cakes; the top of the cake is not iced or decorated apart from a dusting of icing sugar. It is a classic at British teatime.  Another name for the Victoria Sponge is Victoria Sandwich.

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011




About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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14 Responses to Victoria’s Favorite

  1. Nice work. Who knew the sour old frump was capable of enjoying anything!


  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    Yum! Don’t think she’s the only one with this fave.


  3. dani says:

    i made a Victoria Sandwich cake earlier this year at the request of a poet on twitter who offered me a poem in exchange for pics of the cake. SO easy to make, though the recipe i found had the cake layers only about one-half inch thick. ♥ ♥ ♥


  4. Andy Sewina says:

    Nicely! I was hoping someone would do one about sponge cake!!!


  5. Oh, I love that cake. Great words.


  6. Nanka says:

    Would love to sink my teeth into it becca!! Scrumptious and very yummmmy!!


  7. delightfully yummy haiku…like the information on sponge cake… 🙂


  8. wordcoaster says:

    MMMM… I’m so hungry now!!


  9. dsnake1 says:

    yummy! (i am drooling already) 🙂
    well described.


  10. Renee Espriu says:

    Good enough to eat with words to fill out and a history lesson all rolled into one. Awesome!


  11. siggiofmaine says:

    Awesome…great use of prompt !
    And it looks so yummy ☺.
    ☮ Siggi in Downeast Maine


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