Victoria Sandwich Cake
The Victoria Sandwich (named after Queen Victoria) was originally shaped in a long loaf, filled, and cut into fingers or "sandwiches." It has become the quintessential round cake that every English homemaker has had in her repertoire from the time of its royal debut, both the original and, in the decades since, countless versions and incarnations. This is a small everyday cake meant for tea rather than an elaborate celebration. And, because it's made with "self-raising flour," it's an everyday kind of cake to make. You'll find almost this exact recipe for Victoria Sandwich or Sponge in every British baking book.