Fat Free Victoria Sponge

Fat Free Victoria Sponge Cake with Raspberries and Light Cream

By wlr's resident foodie Joanne Putney

This deliciously light and fluffy "fat-free" version of a classic Victoria sponge is a crowd pleaser. Using 6 basic ingredients, this recipe is easy to make (there's no fancy preparation, so even a novice baker will succeed!) and it looks simply amazing. Did I mention it comes in at just 220 calories a slice? 

  • Recipe makes: 12 slices
  • Prep time:
    15 mins
  • Cook time: 20 mins
  • Calories: 221
    per slice


  • 6 medium eggs
  • 255g caster sugar
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 180ml Elmlea light double cream
  • 150g raspberries
  • 2 tsp icing sugar

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Preheat oven to 190°C / Gas Mark 5 / 375°F

  1. Line two 20cm cake pans with grease-proof paper.
  2. Beat the eggs and caster sugar together in a mixer (or whisk) until light and fluffy (and tripled in size) - approx 5 minutes.
    Eggs and caster sugar beaten together until light and fluffy
  3. Sift the flour into a bowl and then sift again, a little at a time, into the eggs and sugar mixture.
  4. Carefully fold the flour in using a spatula, trying to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.
  5. Continue sifting and folding until all the flour is added and the mixture is smooth.
  6. Divide the cake mixture evenly between the cake pans.
    Cake mixture divided between two pans
  7. Pop in the pre-heated oven and cook for 20 minutes, or until a fork poked in the cake comes out clean.
    The cakes in the oven - nicely risen
  8. Leave to cool slightly, then remove the cakes from pans and leave to cool completely.
  9. Once cooled. Gently crush the raspberries with a fork and spread over one half of the cake.
    One half of cooled cake topped with crushed raspberries
  10. Whip the cream until it holds, then spread evenly over the raspberries.
  11. Carefully place the second cake layer on top.
  12. Dust lightly with sieved icing sugar. Slice and enjoy!
    Slice of Fat Free Victoria sponge with tea in china cup

This cake makes 12 very generous slices - so don't be alarmed if people ask for "half a slice, please"... they'll be sure to be back for more!

Baking at home can give you a good opportunity to reduce the sugar, fat and calories in your sweet treats - try this delicious apple cake for only 173 calories a slice.

Want more recipes for low calorie cakes and sweet treats? Take a look at our favourites, listed by calories per serving so you can easily fit your sweet treat into your day - Calorie Counted Recipes for Sweets, Treats, and Cakes

Nutrition information per slice
Calories (kcal)221
Carbohydrate (g)34.1
Fat (g)6.8
Protein (g)6.1
Fibre (g)1.4
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg0.2

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