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  1. Victoria sandwich, Victoria spongenoun

    a cake consisting of two layers of sponge cake with a jelly filling in between


  1. Victoria spongenoun

    A type of sponge cake with a layer of jam sandwiched in the middle.

  2. Etymology: After Queen Victoria, who preferred this cake with her afternoon tea.


  1. victoria sponge

    Sponge cake is a light cake made with egg whites, flour and sugar, sometimes leavened with baking powder. Some sponge cakes do not contain egg yolks, like angel food cake, but most of them do. Sponge cakes, leavened with beaten eggs, originated during the Renaissance, possibly in Spain. The sponge cake is thought to be one of the first of the non-yeasted cakes, and the earliest attested sponge cake recipe in English is found in a book by the English poet Gervase Markham, The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman (1615). Still, the cake was much more like a cracker: thin and crispy. Sponge cakes became the cake recognized today when bakers started using beaten eggs as a rising agent in the mid-18th century. The Victorian creation of baking powder by English food manufacturer Alfred Bird in 1843 allowed the addition of butter to the traditional sponge recipe, resulting in the creation of the Victoria sponge. Cakes are available in millions of flavours and have many recipes as well. Sponge cakes have become snack cakes via the Twinkie.


  1. victoria sponge

    A Victoria Sponge is a traditional British cake that is named after Queen Victoria, who reportedly enjoyed this cake with her afternoon tea. It is made from two sponge cakes sandwiched together with a layer of jam and sometimes cream in the middle. The top of the cake is typically dusted with powdered sugar. The key ingredients include flour, sugar, eggs, and butter.

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    The numerical value of victoria sponge in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

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    The numerical value of victoria sponge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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