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Is Victoria Sponge Cake Vegan-Friendly? 

by Fabian Jackson

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Are you in the mood for a slice of classic Victoria sponge cake, but want to check whether it’s suitable for vegans? You’ve come to the right place, keep reading to have your questions answered. 

What is a Victoria sponge? 

The Victoria sponge or Victoria sandwich is named after Queen Victoria, who was well known for her love of afternoon tea.

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Traditionally, the Victoria sandwich was filled with jam alone, but you’re more likely to find a layer of cream in there too these days and a dusting of icing sugar on top. 

Are Victoria sponge cakes vegan?

No, traditional Victoria sponge cakes aren’t vegan-friendly as there are generally eggs and butter in a sponge batter plus the dairy cream in the filling. However, there are plenty of tasty plant-based versions. 

Our Favourite vegan-friendly Victoria sponge recipe

We’re lucky enough to have a professional pastry chef on the team and her vegan sponge recipe is well worth your time. (We love ours with plant-based cream and raspberry jam!)

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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