Meaning of Victoria sponge in English:

Victoria sponge

(also Victoria sandwich)

noun

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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘When I was at school all I remember making in ‘housecraft’ was bread and butter pudding, rock cakes and Victoria sponge.’
    • ‘Men once more donned their pinnies in the kitchen when 15 of them were challenged to make Victoria sponges in the cake baking category.’
    • ‘Could you make an passable Victoria sponge cake?’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Britain's taste in cakes is changing with individual treats like muffins and cupcakes more popular than the Victoria sponge, researchers say.’
    • ‘The cakes are proper old fashioned cakes such as coffee and walnut, Victoria sponge and lemon drizzle.’