Definition of Victoria sponge in English:

Victoria sponge

(also Victoria sandwich)


  • A cake consisting of two layers of sponge made with additional fat and filled with jam.

    • ‘Britain's taste in cakes is changing with individual treats like muffins and cupcakes more popular than the Victoria sponge, researchers say.’
    • ‘Men once more donned their pinnies in the kitchen when 15 of them were challenged to make Victoria sponges in the cake baking category.’
    • ‘The dessert list boasts some 15 different delights, including lemon meringue tart, hot blackberry and apple crumble, a classic Victoria sponge cake, carrot cake and chocolate pecan tart.’
    • ‘I have only actually made two cakes in my life - one, the obligatory Victoria Sandwich in the Home Economics class of 1980; and two, a carrot cake baked for Mother's Day a couple of years ago.’
    • ‘The cakes are proper old fashioned cakes such as coffee and walnut, Victoria sponge and lemon drizzle.’
    • ‘The boys will not countenance the Victoria sponge cake.’
    • ‘However we decided to try the homemade cakes, sharing Victoria sponge and chocolate cake (each priced £1.50).’
    • ‘When I was at school all I remember making in ‘housecraft’ was bread and butter pudding, rock cakes and Victoria sponge.’
    • ‘Could you make an passable Victoria sponge cake?’
    • ‘The Victoria sandwich, with its dusted sugar, moist sponge and oozing raspberry jam, was marvelled at by members of the WI.’
    • ‘I bake mini versions of classics like lemon drizzle cake and Victoria Sandwich, and scones.’