A Traditional Birthday Cake


 Its my hubby’s birthday I thought I would make him a yummy treat his favourite Cake “Victoria sponge” yes you may think its a little bit simple but you can add some fresh cream for that bit of indulgent, and you can never tire of a good ole “Victoria sponge” for any quick cake you need to do in a hurry and always a crowd pleaser. And I’m sure the majority of you reading this post will be I’ve made this a thousand times and you will all have your own little methods and recipes that work for you. Im just sharing with you mine for those who are not confident in the kitchen and want a starting point as this is such a good easy cake to make. This recipe is from the queen of baking Mary Berry “The Baking Bible” Which I can highly recommend if your looking into getting started with baking its my go to book for everything. Heres a link for you to buy 

A Traditional Birthday Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Category: Uncategorized

Cuisine: British

Servings: 8 persons

A Traditional Birthday Cake


  • 225g Self raising Flour
  • 225g Caster sugar
  • 225g Butter
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 2 level teaspoons baking powder


  1. Pre heat the oven to 180'c
  2. Line and grease two 20cm round tins.
  3. Place all the ingredients above into a bowl and using either a freestanding or a handheld mixer. Give it a good beat until its light and smooth.
  4. Divide the mixture into the two tins and place in the oven for 20 - 25 mins
  5. Once golden and the skewer comes out clean its done
  6. Allow to cool then use whatever Jam you enjoy.


To make this more indulgent add some whipped cream 


Hope you enjoy and if you do attempt this recipe I would love to see so please share with me here or my social media mages.

Love Claire Xx


  1. Hello Claire
    I love it your blog is back up and running and I look at your recipes as beginners, intermediate and expert and I fall into all these categories. So when my kitchen is finished as I have nothing in it at the moment i can’t try any of f these wonderful recipes, but by god when it’s done it will be action station ready steady bake 🍰🧁🍪😀😘💕

  2. Hello Claire
    I’m so please your blog is up and running again. I look at your recipes as beginners, intermediate and expert and I fall into all these categories. So when my kitchen is finished it will be ready steady bake as I don’t have a single appliance in my kitchen apart from kettle 🍰🧁🍪💕😘. Ps I apologise if you get this twice 🥰

    1. Hello Helen
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my Blog, I bet you can’t wait for the kitchen to be done so you can get some normality back.

      Love Claire xx

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