VICTORIA SANDWICH  If you’re new to baking, this should be your very first cake

VICTORIA SANDWICH 

If you’re new to baking, this should be your very first cake.If you get it right, everything else will be easy. 

You can make a Victoria sandwich using the all-in-one method, where you mix everything together in a bowl at the same time, but I encourage you to cream the fats and sugar together before adding the eggs, flour and raising agent, as you’ll learn a lot about baking this way. 

Makes 8-10 slices

  • 4 large eggs (in their shells) 
  • About 270g caster sugar 
  • About 270g self-raising flour 
  • About 135g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra to grease the tins 
  • About 135g soft margarine

To finish 

Heat your oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.Grease two 20cm sandwich tins and line the bases with baking paper. 

Weigh the eggs (in their shells), then weigh the same quantity of sugar and flour. For the butter and the margarine, you need half the weight of the eggs. 

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