This cake is probably the easiest cake to bake, yet still super moist and delicious. The best thing about it is how easy it is to know by heart, which means you can carry it out anytime, even when travelling in the summer without the need for your recipe book or notes… The ingredients are basic pantry ingredients that are readily available, making it doable anywhere anytime.
This classic Victoria sandwich cake is the most popular choice for cakes to serve in afternoon teas. Usually made in mini portions, which you can easily do as well. However also made in its glorious full form for garden and outdoor gatherings. It is a fresh cake thanks to the use of berries (classically strawberries, but you can go for any berries you like). These berries lend their sweet tang which cuts through the cream and sweetness of the overall cake. Also traditionally the layers of cake are first spread with strawberry jam (you can also use any jam here), then topped with the creams and strawberry. I have gone for a drenching in my amazing vanilla syrup instead, which I love as it makes the cakes so moist and succulent. Feel free to follow suit or stick with the jam. All options are delicious and you can go according to mood really.
I have included for you a video on London’s most recommended afternoon tea experiences (keeping on topic). I had gone to a few of them and actually loved and enjoyed them, so I thought you too might like to do so when there.