Victoria sandwich

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The Victoria sandwich, or Victoria sponge as it is also known, was named after Queen Victoria of Great Britain, and seems first to have come on the scene after about a quarter of a century of her reign: the first known recipe for it is given in Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (1861) (although from its placement in the book she seems to regard it more as a dessert dish than a tea-time cake). Essentially it consists of two layers of light sponge cake with between them a filling of jam, or sometimes cream.

Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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