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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Agatha and a Slice of Sponge

There's nothing better than sitting down with a lovely cup of tea and a slice of sponge cake while you read of watch an Agatha.

Victoria Sponge Cake

4 oz (115 gramms) butter or vegetable oil
4 oz (115 gramms) caster sugar

Cream above two together then add

2 beaten eggs

Then carefully fold in 4 oz (115 gramms) self raising flour

Pour into two greased sandwich tins and cook in a moderate oven for about 20 mins.

Leave to cool then sandwich together with jam, cream or even buttercream - which is butter and icing sugar mixed together with a little bit of milk (no exact measurements - just make it to taste).

Dust top with icing sugar.

A cake that I am sure Miss Marple would have enjoyed while having a gossip with the old ladies in St. Mary Mead.  Not too sure about Hercule Poirot though - although you could always use a square tin for him which might satisfy his mania for symetry.


  1. Anne, Poirot would approve! Everyone loves this cake. I did convert flour and sugar which is about 1 measuring cup of each (8fluid oz.) and added a bit of vanilla.

  2. Had misplaced my recipe note - glad this is posted here - as I had to make sure of how many cups of flour. = )