Gluten-free Victoria sponge

(230 ratings)
Gluten-free victoria sponge
Gluten-free victoria sponge
  • Serves: 8

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

    plus cooling
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe This easy gluten-free Victoria sponge recipe is a real winner. Going gluten-free can be tricky, but with recipes like this gluten-free Victoria sponge, you needn't miss out on your favourites. This light and airy sponge is perfect alongside your afternoon cuppa - we like it filled with raspberry jam, but you can choose whichever flavour you like best. This recipe will take 50 mins to make and serves 8 people. This gluten-free version takes delicious - you won't believe that it's gluten-free! Once you've mastered this gluten favourite you'll want to make it time and time again.


For the cake:
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar, plus extra for dredging
  • 175g self-raising gluten-free flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 75ml milk
  • Few drops of vanilla extract
For the filling:
  • 150ml whipping cream, lightly whipped
  • 3-4tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam
You will need:
  • 2x20cm (8in) round sandwich tins, buttered and base lined

The unfilled cooled cake may be wrapped in freezer bags and frozen for up to 1 month. Allow the cakes to defrost before filling with cream and jam.


  1. Set the oven to 190C/375F/Gas Mark 5.
  2. Tip the cake ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth. Divide the mixture between the sandwich tins and spread out.
  3. Bake the sponges for 20-25 mins, until they've risen and feel springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tins for about 5 mins, then transfer them to a wire rack to cook completely.
  4. Fill with the cream and jam, and then dredge the top with caster sugar before serving. 

Fancy making a classic Victoria sponge? Try our easy Victoria sponge recipe

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 446(kcal)
  • Fat 29.0g
  • Saturates 17.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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