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Gluten-Free Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

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I made a cake because it’s Easter.  I couldn’t face buying us Easter Eggs… because of a million reasons, ethical, dietary and just plain no!  Anyway, I made a cake.  I must add a disclaimer here – JUST BECAUSE IT’S GLUTEN-FREE DOESN’T MEAN IT’S HEALTHY!!!!!  Take it from me, I eat a gluten-free diet… but if you look hard enough, you can find many, many ways of being unhealthy.  This is just one way….

GLUTEN-FREE VICTORIA SPONGE RECIPE

Serves: 8
  • 150g margarine (now then, I ran out of marg here and ended up using 50g of butter too)
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 150g wheat and gluten free self-raising flour (I also ran out of g-free s-r flour and put in 50g of rice flour instead)
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk (I don’t do cow-dairy, so I put in goat milk)

For the filling:

A good half jar of Strawberry or Raspberry Jam (and it has to be the stuff with bits in, not the smooth stuff)

Buttercream – 50g butter, 100g sieved icing sugar, 1tbsp goat milk, 1 drop vanilla essence: cream butter and gradually add icing sugar.  Add vanilla essence.  Add goat milk gradually at the end – you don’t want it to be too sloppy, so be careful.

Preparation method

Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 15 mins-ish

1.
Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
2.
Cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
3.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
4.
Fold in the flour and baking powder, beating well to combine.
5.
Add the milk. The mixture may be a bit sloppy, but that is fine, do not add more flour to dry it up! Turn the mixture into two lined sandwich tins.
6.
Bake until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean, about 15 minutes. (To be honest, I baked it until it was golden on top and this took about 22 minutes in my oven.  Keep an eye on it.)
7.
Turn out onto a wire rack to cool and then sandwich together with strawberry/raspberry jam and cream.  You could even put a layer of fresh strawberries/raspberries in the middle if you are going to eat it all on the same day.  I wouldn’t recommend putting fresh fruit in it if you want to keep it for a couple of days.
Make a cup of tea and ENJOY!!
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Author: MWYogaKat

RYT-200 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher. Fluent French and Spanish speaker. I also play a bass clarinet. I own a classic Jag. I love my husband and our 3 cats.

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