Chicken Pox Saga - Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

I know, I know, we are way behind with this!

Well, with everything that has been going on at the minute. The busy school holidays and then the first year at full time school, it means that these posts have slipped but I am here now. Back to write them all up and show you our tips to keeping sane during the horrible annoyance which is Chicken Pox.


Whilst Thomas and Charlie were suffering from Chicken Pox, we decided to waste time by baking. I mean, what's not to love? You get to measure, mix, pour, spread and then eat, result!

We made a Victoria sponge cake with a jam and cream filling which was so yummy.

To make this cake, you will need:
200g self-raising flour
200g sugar
200g butter
4 eggs
2 tbsp milk

500ml double cream
Vanilla essence
Raspberry jam
  1. Pre-heat the oven to  200C and butter 2 x 8inch cake tins. 
  2. Mix the butter and the sugar together until they get a bit 'fluffy' and then add the rest of the ingredients a bit at a time until it is smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture between both tins and place in the oven for around 20 minutes until golden brown (See Tip Below!) then remove from the tins and place on a cooling rack.
  4. Whisk the cream until it is set and add the vanilla essence.
  5. Smooth the jam over one of the cakes and then dollop the cream on top. Then add the second cake to the top of this to finish the cake.

And there you have it. A lovely cake and a great way to spend time with your children.

Tip: To make sure a cake is cooked throughout, stick a metal skewer into the middle of the cake for a few seconds. When you pull it out, if it has cake mix on it then the cake needs a few minutes longer but if it is clear, the cake is cooked and ready to be taken out.


  1. Annie Costa @LaaMoii09:03

    Aww what a lovely cake!Well done to the little ones!(And you,of course!)Looks scrummy.

  2. it looks yummy, love this recipe as its all ingrediants that's always in the cupboard

  3. Brings back awful memories of when I had Chicken Pox as a child, I actually had measles at the same time and from what I can remember wouldnt have been well enough to help bake a cake. However this recipe is lovely and Im sure many children will enjoy it.

  4. what a good idea to do baking when they had chicken pox I should have done that.It looks like they had lots of fun and the cake looks yummy too

  5. wow thats a big cake lol, my son Riley had chicken pox and i had food poisoning at the same time, also have a 2 1/2 year old with learning difficulties so had to get my mum over from the isle of wight to help me cope lol, we both got over it for my daughter to get the chicken pox, oh the joys of parenting ;) xx

  6. Kim Styles19:01

    great classic recipe !!