Slow Cooker Victoria Sponge

Slow Cooker Victoria Sponge

If you’re talking about cake, the classic British cake recipe has to be a Victoria sponge of course.

Sandwiched with jam and dusted with icing sugar, this simple yet delicious cake is everyone’s favourite.

Why not make a slow cooker Victoria sponge and there’s no need to hover in the kitchen, any level of baker can do this!

Slow Cooker Victoria Sponge

Baking in a Slow Cooker

Baking in the slow cooker is so convenient, there is less risk of burning and you can do something else while it bakes. It is also very forgiving if you aren’t a regular baker!

I have loads of slow cooker cakes here on my blog, subscribe today so you don’t miss any of them, and look at my slow cooker archives for the recipes.

I think you’ll also love my post about baking in the slow cooker which is packed with ideas for slow cooker bakes.


I actually made this slow cooker Victoria sponge while I got on with mowing the lawn and tidying the garden. The kids loved it, as did I.

Filled with strawberry jam and whipped cream, and with more cream on top and fresh strawberries, it is the perfect addition to a summer barbecue or picnic.

Slow Cooker Victoria Sponge

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Slow Cooker Victoria Sponge

Slow Cooker Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Slow Cooker Victoria Sponge

Bake a traditional British Victoria Sponge in your slow cooker, ideal for afternoon tea
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: British, Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 421kcal
Author: bakingqueen74


  • 150 g self raising flour
  • 150 g butter unsalted
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp milk

For the filling:

  • strawberry jam
  • double cream whipped
  • fresh strawberries


  • Grease and line your slow cooker pot. I used two large cake cases in my round 3.5 litre slow cooker.
  • Make the cake mixture by placing all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mixing using a hand-mixer until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the pot and turn to high. Cook on high for approximately 1.5 hours. Before you put the lid on, put a tea towel or some squares of kitchen roll under the lid to catch drips. Fold the sides of the tea towel up so they go over the lid. This prevents the top of your cake from going soggy from the condensation on the lid dripping onto it.
  • Keep an eye on your cake near the end of the time to avoid burning. If it looks like one side is browner than the other, rotate the bowl. Use a cake tester or skewer to check that the cake is cooked through, and remove the pot from the slow cooker once the tester comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool fully. When you are ready to serve, slice in half, fill with a layer of strawberry jam and a layer of whipped cream. Put the remaining cream on top and decorate with sliced strawberries. Serve immediately and store any remaining cake in the fridge, due to the cream.
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Hi. this looks fab. Im a little confused as a beginner. Instructions states you used 2 small cake cases then at the end states slice in half. Do you use this recipe all in one go in the slow cooker then slice in half or is the mixture to be done in 2 separate lots. Thanks & Kind Regards. Chris.


Hi this looks , how long did you it for?

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Jenny Auld

Can you double the recipe?

I keep hearing/reading about baking in a slow cooker but I haven’t tried it yet. I am seriously impressed with the idea of baking a cake whilst simultaneously mowing the lawn!


I cannot believe I still haven’t tried baking a cake in the slow cooker! This looks and sounds delicious x


Looks fantastic! I’m still blown away by the idea that you can make such amazing cakes and bakes in a slow cooker! Need a slice of this in my life right now!

That looks most majestic with those strawberries on top! Who’d have thought you could make that kind of sponge in a slow cooker. I am definitely going to make a slow cooker cake one of my regulars 🙂 Thanks for joining in with #BAKEoftheWEEK !

You are a genius!!! I love that you can do ANYTHING in your slow cooker. I need to try this 🙂

I love that this recipe makes a small cake – So often I make larger cakes that either get wasted or I end up eating far too much! Once again I am in awe of your slow cooker skills #BakeoftheWeek

Janice @FarmersgirlCook

This is fantastic, Lucy. It looks so good. I’ve tried making a cake in the slow cooker once, but it didn’t work. Must have another go!

Every time I see another slow cooker cake on your blog I’m more and more impressed! This looks yummy.


Is there any chance I can put this mix in a silicone cake tin and then put it in the slow cooker?

Hi! this looks pretty amazing! And so easy to make! I am not a great baker and my Victoria sponge always comes out a bit dry.. But I will have to try this!