Make Victoria Sandwiches - The Victorian Way

Mrs Crocombe shows how to make Victoria Sandwiches the Victorian way.

She includes the recipe and method so you can make it yourself.

Duration/Time: 4:21

Follow her authentic Victorian recipe and try making this classic cake at home:


  • 6 Eggs
  • 675g Sugar
  • 450g Flour
  • 90g Almonds
  • 1 tsb Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Orange Flower Water


Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.

First, whisk your eggs until they are frothy.

Add the sugar and mix together gently. Now sift in the flour.Next add your almonds.

Add the baking powder and orange flower water and mix well.

Line your baking tin with butter and the dust it with sugar.

Pour in your mix and bake in the oven for around 25 minutes until the sponge is pale and golden.

Once cooled, cut the cake into manageable pieces and spread with jam to serve.


Be sure to wear thick oven gloves because the oven and baking tin will be hot and you do not want to burn yourself.