In A Cake Off, The Victoria Sponge Is A Cut Above The Doughnut
Streamline less sugar jams conducted a study of over 2,000 adults to discover Britain’s favourite jammy teatime treat. Featured as the technical challenge in the finale of the Great British Bake Off 2016, it seems only fitting that the Victoria Sponge has been crowned the winner.
The traditional cake was a clear champion with 32 per cent of the votes, followed by a scone with over a quarter of the votes (29 per cent) and then a doughnut with 22 per cent of the votes.
Childhood favourites; jam tarts captured only 6.2 per cent of the votes followed by a jammy dodger with 5.8 per cent but the humble jam sandwich was only chosen by 2.8 percent of people.
Séverine Brault, Marketing Manager for Streamline comments “We are delighted that the Victoria Sponge is the winner. It’s a classic and a favourite of our baking queen, Mary Berry. Bake Off might be off our screens but there’s nothing to stop us consoling ourselves with a slice of this delicious jammy cake.”
The Victoria Sponge, also known as a Victoria Sandwich, is a classic centrepiece for a traditional afternoon tea. A typically British cake that is said to have become popular during the reign of Queen Victoria. The ingredients include; eggs, flour, sugar and butter, which should be of equal weight. Variations include using strawberry jam instead of raspberry jam to sandwich two cakes together as well as adding buttercream or whipped cream and dusting the top of the cake with icing sugar.
Top Jammy Teatime Treats
1. Victoria sponge
4. Jam tart
5. Jammy dodger
6. Jam sandwich
7. Jam biscuit