Victoria Sponge with Sweet Cream Cheese & Blueberry Jam

image I can’t remember the last time I had a slice of Victoria sponge, it must have been all the way back when I was a little girl  The only trouble with a Victoria sponge is that it’s usually loaded with fat and sugar and while I love both of those ingredients, I don’t like adding it to my food in large quantities. But that wasn’t going to stop me from making a healthier version – every balanced lifestyle needs cake after all. I will say I was very pleased with how it turned out. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best at baking, but it would seem that I’m becoming better at it with practise and this Victoria sponge was the perfect example. It was edible, it held its shape and it didn’t kill me; therefore I will deem it a success and one that I must share with all you cake lovers out there.

image Ingredients: Victoria Sponge Serves: 6

  • 3 Free Range Eggs
  • 50g Coconut Flour
  • 1 Scoop (30G) Cookies ‘N’ Cream Pescience Whey
  • 200ml Coconut Milk
  • 1/3 cup Stevia
  • 100g Apple Purée – This can be substituted for banana or 50g Grass-fed butter
  • Grass-fed butter for greasing
  • Filling 
  • 85g Light Soft Cheese
  • 50g Sugar Free or Natural Blueberry Jam
  • 2 tbsp Stevia

NB: If you don’t want to use protein power then you can leave it out and use a good quality vanilla extract instead. Directions Add all  ingredients, minus the butter, to a blender or food processor and blend on high for 2-3 minutes. NB: When using coconut flour I always recommend that you blend for a longer period of time than you would when using other types of flour, as coconut flour has a grainy texture. I find this makes the cake batter a lot smoother and fluffier. Place the cake batter into 2 separate 5′ greased cake tins and pop into a pre-heated oven for 25 minutes at 180°c. You can add the entire mixture to a single 5′ cake tin, but the sponge will take a lot longer to cook – about 40 mins. Poke a skewer or toothpick into the centre of your sponge, if the object is removed and still clean, then you can place your sponges on a cooling rack until they are cold. Following that, add the jam to one half of the sponge and the sweetened soft cheese – with the stevia already combined –  to the other half and sandwich together. You can dust with more stevia or caster sugar. Feel free to follow me on Instagram @Happy.Hungry.Healthy – for more recipes, reviews and balanced eating and tag me if you try any of them out, I would love to see them. #TheHungryWelshGirl The Hungry Welsh Girl

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