lemon victoria sponge cake recipe

Luscious Lemon Victoria Sponge cake recipe

OKAY, the sun is out. The yummy fruits are starting to hit the shops and I’m craving a lemon cake. Am I alone? I know I’m not.

This Lemon Victoria Sponge cake recipe is one from the archives and I’ve been going back to it for years now. It’s the right blend of sticky, gooey show stopperness. So, I thought now was a good a time as ever to share it again.

lemon victoria sponge cake recipe

I like to make this one from scratch – including the lemon curd for which you can find the recipe here, but I’ll include it for you in this recipe too.

Homemade lemon curd is on another level. In fact, once you’ve made this you’ll probably a) never buy shop bought again and b) want to turn everything into curd! I even made rhubarb curd once. Amazing!!!

Easy lemon curd recipe

To turn it onto a show stopper and more than just a regular lemon Victoria Sponge cake is because of the layering. Cake +lemon curd + creme fraiche + lemon syrup glaze! Game changer!

lemon victoria sponge cake recipe

The yummiest, zestiest Lemon Victoria Sponge cake you'll ever bake

Category: Cakes

Cuisine: English

lemon victoria sponge cake recipe


  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 medium eggs
  • Zest of two lemons
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 300ml creme fraise
  • lemon curd
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (160c fan oven) and line three 8" baking tins.
  2. Ensure all the ingredients are at room temperature then whisk up the sugar and butter.
  3. Add the eggs and whisk until light and fluffy.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients then lastly add the lemon zest.
  5. Spoon the cake mix into the cake tins and level with the back of a spoon. Bake for 18­20 minutes or until the cake bounces back quickly when pressed in the centre.
  6. Leave the cakes to cool completely on a rack.
  7. To make the glaze place the water and sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat until completely dissolved. Simmer for 5 minutes then add the lemon juice. Set aside to cool.
  8. To dress the cake smear each inside layer with lemon curd then top with a thick dollop of creme fraiche. Stack the cakes then brush the top with the lemon glaze.

To make your own Lemon curd check out this recipe here 


I hope you enjoy this zesty, lemony, tangy cake of deliciousness. I know we did!

Em x

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