Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

After nine years of living in the UK I’m happy to report that I’m now a British citizen! I’m a proud dual American and British citizen now I suppose!

Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

I made a classic Victoria Sponge in cupcake form to celebrate! This is some of the best buttercream I’ve ever made and I was being really bad and chucking in all the leftover butter and icing sugar I had into the bowl. So I have no idea what ratio of butter to sugar I actually used.
Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

I did use a little bit of whole milk, which I don’t usually buy since I use soy milk a lot and it made a big difference. Made the frosting really nice and creamy.


Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

Whip up your favorite batch of vanilla cupcakes and frosting. I used this recipe. Not my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe to date but still tasty.


Cut out the center of the cake, fill with raspberry jam and top with a swirl of vanilla buttercream. Buttercream on a Victoria Sponge isn’t traditional but it is seen on more modern versions.

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  1. These look gorgeous – will definitely be trying them at the weekend x

  2. Oh my goodness how delicious do these cupcakes look! What a special treat in celebration of your new citizenship! Congrats and thank you for such a lovely blog!

  3. Victoria sponge is my favourite cake so I’m definitely going to be making some of these. They look adorable! Congratulations on your citizenship!

  4. So awesome! Congrats on your citizenship! These cupcakes are definitely right up my alley :)

  5. Congratulations! The perfect cupcake to celebrate :)

  6. Thank you everyone! Just looking at that frosting makes me want to bury my face in it!

  7. Hillaray

    Congrats on the duel citizenship. I love the cupcake liners you used.. so perfect.

  8. My mouth is watering so badly hehe LOVE them! Congrats for becoming a dual citizen :)

  9. Gorgeous cupcakes and hearty congrats for becoming one of us!

  10. They look lovely, mick has asked me to try and make them, ha! Maybe next year when Layla is a bit older. But a big congratulations in your citizenship! :)

  11. Where might I find the recipe for both the classic Victoria Sponge cupcakes and frosting?

    Thank you,


    • There is a link in the post to Joy of Baking site. I used this recipe although it wasn’t my favorite. The secret is to use whole milk.


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