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Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

Victoria Sponge Cupcakes are a light and airy cupcake filled with blackberry jam and a sweet buttercream frosting.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs 12 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Cupcakes
Servings 22 cupcakes


For the Cupcakes:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 1 ¼ cups caster sugar
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • blackberry jam about ½ cup

For the Frosting:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


For the Cupcakes and Filling:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pans with 22 liners.
  • Add the butter to the bowl of your stand mixer and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, then add the sugar and beat for 2 minutes more.
  • Add in the vanilla then the eggs, one at a time.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder and salt and beat until combined.
  • Divide the batter into the prepared cupcake pans, not filling more than ½ way.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Cool on wire racks.
  • Cut a small circle out of the top of the cupcake and save the cake.
  • Fill each cupcake with about ½ teaspoon of jam each and place the top back on.

For the Frosting:

  • Beat the butter on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar slowly until fully combined. Beat in the vanilla and salt.
  • Transfer buttercream to a piping bag and pipe a small dollop on top of each cupcake.


  • If you can't find caster sugar, add granulated sugar to your food processor and pulse a few times until its smaller granules, but not as fine as powdered (confectioners) sugar.
  • Do not fill batter more than half way full or the cupcakes will spill over.
  • The buttercream is only meant to cover the hole filling the jam. To completely cover the cupcake with frosting, double the recipe.

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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