UEFA Euro baking: St George’s Cross Victoria sandwich

15 Jun

victoria-sandwich

Well, what can I say. You should not be surprised that I am rooting for England in tonight’s match. Not that I don’t like the Swedes, but in this case – sorry guys. If it’s any consolation, I will be baking lots of Swedish stuff for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest party! :D

I had  considered making shortbread for my England-themed UEFA Euro baking but I just loved the idea of the strawberry cross on top of the Victoria sandwich too much. BBC GoodFood did a similar thing for their Jubilee-themed cake; this is where I stole the idea got the inspiration from.

For the uninitiated: the classic Victoria sandwich consists of two layers of light sponge cake with whipped or vanilla cream and raspberry or strawberry jam in the middle.

It’s the first time I made one, and I think the sponge has turned out alright. However, there’s waaay too much filling. This cake will be no fun to cut up and serve. I’ll have one of my mates do that. :)

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