Believe it or not, you can, in fact, successfully freeze Victoria sponge cake with buttercream and jam and not worry about any slight loss of its amazing flavor.
I was especially interested in trying to freeze Victoria sponge with buttercream and jam, as it is one of my main go-to desserts at any party or get-together. I usually want to prepare it ahead of time so that it is always ready for serving.
Also, I can’t bear the idea of throwing away any leftover Victoria sponge cake. That’s why, I tend to just freeze it for later.
What is a Victoria sponge?
Named after Queen Victoria herself. Basically made of two layers of the amazingly light sponge cake sandwiching a sweet layer formed of buttercream and strawberry or raspberry jam.
Finished with a sprinkle of icing sugar on top. Only one bite of this mouthwatering dessert can take you to a whole different world.
Can You Freeze Victoria Sponge With Buttercream and Jam?
We have already established the fact that you can freeze Victoria sponge cake with buttercream and jam. However, for you to successfully freeze Victoria sponge cake as a whole with its delicious creamy filling, you will need to tightly wrap the cake as a whole with cling film, then place it in a baking tray inside the freezer so that it doesn’t get squeezed by everything else present in the freezer.
Can you freeze Victoria sponge cake?
Yup. You can freeze Victoria sponge cake components separately. In fact, Victoria sponge cake freezes really well. Neither the taste nor the flavor is affected by the freezing process.
But you need to keep in mind that this process is only successful if you wrap the cake tightly and efficiently with cling film so that the flavor and texture is not affected by any of the surrounding food.
Can you freeze Victoria sponge with fresh cream?
Fortunately for you. Yes. You can freeze the fresh cream. So you don’t have to worry about freezing Victoria sponge cake with buttercream and jam.
How to freeze Victoria sponge with buttercream and jam
I am going to share with you the simple step-by-step guide you will need to perfectly freeze Victoria sponge cake with buttercream and jam.
Before I start, I would recommend you to freeze the sponge cake separately from the buttercream and jam, then reassemble everything together once the cake completely defrosts. This will allow the cake to have a perfect shape with its filling before serving it to your guests.
On the other hand, if you already have some leftovers, then go right ahead and freeze it after wrapping the whole cake with its filling.
Here’s how to freeze Victoria sponge with buttercream and jam?
- Start by slicing the cake up into portion-sized slices so that it is easier for you to just take out the portion you need from the freezer without defrosting the whole cake.
- Tightly double wrap each slice with cling film so that they are more protected from any freezer burns, as well as all the surrounding food smells. Once tightly wrapped, place them in a freezer-safe container to protect their shape. You can also freeze a whole intact cake after wrapping it with cling film by placing it inside a baking tin.
- Label the container or baking tin containing the Victoria sponge cake with buttercream and jam with the date of freezing and the contents of the container so that it is easier for you to later on distinguish it from all the other food inside the freezer.
How long does Victoria sponge cake with buttercream and jam last in the freezer?
It can stay in the freezer for up to 6 months without losing its delicious taste or amazing texture!
How to defrost Victoria sponge with buttercream and jam
I like to just transfer the frozen Victoria sponge cake from the freezer to the fridge and allow it to slowly thaw overnight. This allows it to retain its nice texture and maintain its flavor.
As a general rule, the smaller the cake portion, the less time it will take to defrost, no matter the method of defrosting.