Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Victoria sponge the thermomix way

I wasn't really expecting much from this but I was pleasantly surprised.  Here is Mary Berry's recipe married with the Thermione technique.

Preheat oven to 170 (180 for non fan)
Prepare 2 cake tins by greasing around and placing circle of parchment in the base of each tin.
4 free range eggs
Put the eggs into the bowl and beat at 5/few seconds

225g caster sugar
225 fat (soft butter, baking spread or the equivalent)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Add the sugar, the fat and the vanilla.  Mix 40 secs/speed 7
Add the butterfly.  Whisk 3 mins/speed 4
Remove butterfly

225g SR flour
2 tsp baking powder
Mix at speed 3-4 in pulses of about 3 seconds until all is combined.
Scrape down the sides and mix once more.  The mixture should be of a dropping consistency

Divide the mixture between the two tins and bake for 25 - 30 mins mins.  

Remove from the oven and let them cool in the trays for about 5 mins, then turn out onto a cooling rack.
Fill/ice when cold.


  1. Made this today , it was just as good as the one I made last week the traditional way .

  2. Hi, Judith. Sorry I missed your comment at the time. I'm glad you found it worked well too.
    J x

  3. I made this today and it was very good. I was reluctant to use the Thermomix for making cakes and usually use my Kenwood Chef that makes lovely cakes. I have to say though I am impressed with this recipe and procedure. Many thanks and now following.

  4. Thank you. I'm glad you like the blog and I hope it proves useful for you. A big welcome.
    J x

  5. Thanks Joy, I like "the occasional pat" am always reluctant to do classic baking in the TM but I will trying this tonight for my sons birthday cake, I'll let you know how it goes!

    1. Please do. I hope it was a success and look forward to hearing how it went. Thanks for leaving a comment.
      J x

  6. Baked this recipe twice. Both tries bottomed out.
    170 fan forced.

  7. What do you mean by 'bottomed out', Greg?
    J x

  8. If I bake these tonight, could I freeze them and then ice them on Thursday night while still frozen? Thanks

  9. Perhaps a silly question...when not using the butterfly am I just using the regular knife?