Follow our handy step-by-step guide and you’ll be baking a Victoria Sponge like a pro in no time

Follow our handy step-by-step guide and you’ll be baking a Victoria Sponge like a pro in no time

Follow our handy step-by-step guide and you’ll be baking a Victoria Sponge like a pro in no time

Roll up your sleeves and put your apron on, it’s time to put your culinary skills to the test! With baking season well underway, there’s no better time than now to get creative in the kitchen. Whether you consider yourself a novice baker or masterchef, follow our easy step-by-step guide on how to whip up the perfect cake. Think you’ve got what it takes? Ready, set, bake!

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Follow our handy step-by-step guide and you’ll be baking a Victoria Sponge like a pro in no time

  • 350gAsda Best for Baking Cakes spread, plus extra for greasing
  • 350gCaster sugar
  • 6xLarge eggs
  • 350gSelf-raising flour
  • 325gLight mascarpone
  • 100gFat-free fromage frais
  • 200gAsda Rasberry Seedless Jam

Kick back and relax while a mixer does the tiring work for you

Kick back and relax while a mixer does the tiring work for you

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line 3 x 20cm round cake tins.

Cake tins come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they’re easy to wipe clean ready for the next batch

Cake tins come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they’re easy to wipe clean ready for the next batch

Beat the spread and sugar until creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding 1tbsp of the flour with each of the last two eggs. Fold in the remaining flour.

Baking for a party? Use a mini muffin tin to create a dozen little treats

Baking for a party? Use a mini muffin tin to create a dozen little treats

Baking for a party? Use a mini muffin tin to create a dozen little treats

Divide the cake mixture between the tins. Bake for 25-30 mins, or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Turn out of the tins and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

Smooth layers and create the perfect topping with a sturdy and flexible spatula

Smooth layers and create the perfect topping with a sturdy and flexible spatula

Stir the mascarpone in a bowl to soften, then mix in the fromage frais. Spread one cake with a third of the jam followed by a third of the mascarpone mixture, then top with another cake. Spread with another third each of the jam and the mascarpone mixture, then top with the last cake.

Smooth layers and create the perfect topping with a sturdy and flexible spatula

It’s as easy as that. Admire it while you can, because we’re sure it won’t last long!

It’s as easy as that. Admire it while you can, because we’re sure it won’t last long!

Stir the remaining jam to loosen. Fold it gently into the remaining mascarpone mixture to create a ripple effect.

Top the cake with the ripple mascarpone.

Et voilà. It’s ready to eat!

It’s as easy as that. Admire it while you can, because we’re sure it won’t last long!