Well, I made one for my bookgroup last Friday. I'll have to say that it was pretty delicious. But it wasn't perfection. I'm looking for the perfect Victoria Sponge Cake and won't stop until I've made one.
This recipe called for 3 cups of flour. I think I should have made thinner layers. The top layer kept trying to slide off. I ended up holding it together with toothpicks.
I used strawberry jam in the filling. I think raspberry would have been better.
I did nail the icing, though. I used a recipe for petite fours only substituting almond extract for vanilla. It was delicious.
So all I have to do is make thinner layers and add raspberry jam, and I'll have it; the perfect Victoria Sponge Cake!
That book you see in the photo is what we're reading for our next meeting. It's Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. I've wanted to read something by him for a long time.