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Victoria Sponge Cake (lower fat)

Here’s a recipe for a lower fat Victoria Sponge Cake from Tate & Lyle that’s really easy to make and perfect for getting kids involved with cooking. It makes one 20cm round cake giving 12 slices with 333 calories and 24g fat each slice.

Serves 12

  • 225g  butter, softened
  • 110g Tate & Lyle Light at  Heart – White
  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking  powder
  • 2 to 3 tbsp skimmed milk
  • 284ml half fat double cream
  • 200g fresh raspberries
  • Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar for dusting

Pre-­heat the oven to 180°C /Gas 4 / FAN 160. Grease and base line two 20cm sandwich tins. Beat the butter and Light at Heart with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Beat eggs  together with vanilla bean paste. Gradually add the egg mixture, beating well each time. Add a little flour to the mix if it looks as if it  might curdle.

Sift together the flour and baking powder over the mixture and fold in using a large metal spoon with enough milk to make a soft  dropping consistency. Divide between the tins and level with a palette knife. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until well risen, firm to touch and shrinking away from the sides of  the tin. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out and leave to cool on a  wire rack. Discard the lining paper.

Place one cake on a plate and spread with whipped cream. Arrange the raspberries on top of  the cream and place the second cake on  top. Dust liberally with icing sugar.

Get the kids involved: They will love spreading on the filling and arranging the raspberries as well as dusting the cake with icing sugar and cocoa.

Tip: If you prefer a chocolate sponge, use 115g Tate &  Lyle Light at Heart -­ White, 200g self raising flour and 25g cocoa powder, sifted  and then simply follow the method above. You may find you need to use slightly more milk – this is normal for a  chocolate cake.

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  1. I don’t see what makes this a lower fat cake. There is as much fat as in the regular Victoris Sandwich recipe. Using Light at Heart reduces the sugar content, not the fat.

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    • Hi Suelle,

      It’s true that it’s not low fat, but it is “lower fat” as it’s using skimmed milk and half fat double cream. It’s still not exactly healthy, but it does show that you can make it “healthier”?

      As far as I know a low fat butter/spread wouldn’t work, so there aren’t many other options apart from not eating cake! :D

      However, if others agree with you I am happy to change the wording on the recipe!

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