Delicious Gluten Free Victoria Sponge

Use this easy ‘all in one’ method to make the sponge cake layers for a classic Victoria sponge sandwich cake which is also gluten free.  The two cake sponges are traditionally sandwiched together with raspberry jam and cream, while the top is simply dusted with icing sugar.

Free from Gluten, Soya, Wheat, Nuts


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  • For ingredients list, please see table in the method


Cake tin diameter 2 x 15cm/6" 2 x 18cm/7"  2 x 20cm/8" 
FREEE Self Raising Flour 125g  175g 250g
butter, softened 125g 175g 250g
eggs 3 4 5
caster sugar 125g 175g 250g
jam 3 tbsp 4 tbsp  5 tbsp
cream 25g 50g 75g
icing sugar 50g 100g 150g


Sponge cake

  1. Select your tin size and ingredient quantity you plan to use. Line the tins with parchment and oil the edges. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Sieve the flour into a large bowl.
  3. Add the butter, eggs and sugar and beat well.
  4. Divide the mixture between the prepared baking tins.
  5. Bake for the time shown according to the tin size, until the cakes are just brown and start to come away from the side of the tin.
  6. Turn the cakes out on to a wire rack, peel off the paper and leave to cool.


  1. Spread jam onto one cold sponge.
  2. Whip the cream and spread it over the jam.
  3. Place the second sponge on top.


2 x 15cm/6” round tins; or 2 x 18cm/7”round tins; or 2 x 20cm/8”round tins


180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

15cm/6” - 25-30 minutes; 18cm/7” - 30-35 minutes; 20cm/8” - 35-40 minutes
Looking for a simple recipe for a gf birthday cake - this looks just the ticket - thank you.
By Vicky, Maulds Meaburn
06 Mar 2018
Absolutely delicious and just like non gf
By Lisa
04 Mar 2018
Works a treat every time. My husband has a dairy intolerance so we just use just in the middle and it’s still delicious. Best gluten free sponge cake so far!
By Deborah Meeks
22 Feb 2018
Made this for my daughters first birthday party - it was a big hit! Lovely and light/fluffy sponge. Friends who weren’t GF were surprised it was GF. Followed recipe & cooking time and turned out great. Will use again. Thanks
By Babsie
17 Jan 2018
Spot on recipe
By Sue, Rochdale
02 Dec 2017

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