DISHES
by Mary Berry

For the final technical challenge Mary Berry asked the bakers to make this simple sponge with homemade jam and buttercream – without a recipe. We won't be so unkind. Mary's perfect Victoria sponge recipe with buttercream is yours.

For this recipe you will need two 20cm/8in sandwich tins, an electric mixer and piping bag fitted with plain nozzle.

Cakes and baking

Storage

Store a Victoria sponge in an airtight tin for up to three days. If filled with fresh cream, refrigerate.