Celebrating VE Day With a Classic Victoria Sponge

A classic Victoria Sponge was one of my dad’s favourite cakes. He loved homemade cakes and I used to make him one of these regular. The more jam the better he used to say! I can’t believe he would have been 91 years old in July if he was still with us. The two years since we lost him has flown by. I still think of him every day. He was a young boy in his teens during World War II helping out on his parent’s farm and working on the local farms. Dad was an expert with the horses in the fields. I remembering him saying they used to hide in the backroom when they heard planes overhead. It must have been a scary time, one I can’t imagine.

Celebrating VE Day With a Classic Victoria Sponge