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4 mini Victoria Sponge Cakes on a plate with a tea pot in the background
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Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

Victoria Sponge Cupcakes with cream and jam, a delicious twist on the classic Victoria Sandwich Cake. They are super easy to make, mess free, and they make a great dessert for any party and celebration. Best served with a nice cup of tea for the ultimate afternoon tea experience.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 316kcal


  • 175 g butter, soften
  • 175 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 300 ml whipped cream
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam
  • ¼ cup kiwi and gooseberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar for decorating


  • To make the sponges, add the soften butter to a large bowl together with the sugar.
  • Use a hand mixer to cream them together until smooth.
  • Add the eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition.
  • Sift in the flour, add the milk, baking powder and vanilla extract and mix to incorporate.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
  • Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases and divide the batter evenly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden and a skewer inserted in the middle of the sponges comes out clean.
  • Leave the sponges to cool down completely in their cases.
  • Once they have cooled down, peel the paper cases off, cut each cupcake in half horizontally, spread jam on one side, and top with whipped cream - I added the cream to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle, but it can also be done with a spoon if it's easier.
  • Dust the cupcakes with icing sugar.


  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 599IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg