Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four





Happy Monday My Darlings

It's baking day at Rose Tea Cottage


Several years ago, I tried a delicious cake at Selworthy Green called Periwinkle's Victoria Sandwich. Since then I have tried to duplicate that spongey goodness with little success...until now. You see, one of the recipes Aunt Millie shared with me was for a Victoria Sandwich cake.

So today, I have decided to give Aunt Millie's recipe a try.
This heavenly cake is a two-layer moist sponge cake with a jam and Grand Marnier infused cream centre. You are all invited to tea and to sample my Victoria Cake. Tea will be served at half past four.
See you then, don't be late!!

59 comments:

Michela said...

Happy Monday Duchess!!!
Thank you so much for your kind invitation, can't wait to taste your delicious Victoria Cake!
xxx

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,dear Duchess!-)***

What a wonderful invitation!!!

Victoria cake is special for Valentine day feelings...SO sweet and romantic!!!

Thankyou so much,darlyng!

With love and care,

***Violetta***

The Hausfrau said...

Sounds fantastic--I'd love to be there!

LISA51 said...

I'm italian,I do not speak English,you could place translation?Througl soon,Lisa.

Dragonfly said...

Oooooh - I'm soooooo looking forward to this :-)
Have a fabulous Monday, and rest of the week!!

Beach Vintage said...

My goodness, I am thrilled to be invited.

Dustjacket Attic said...

I would never be late darling Duchess...not for your afternoon tea. The cake sounds divine.

I just love the pictures in the post and the previous ones.
xoxo

Catherine said...

Oh my ~ that recipe sounds very yummy! I baked yesterday ~ sugar cookies. Now I have to take them to work today so that I don't eat too many of them myself. :)

Have a wonderful day baking!

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess,

I so look forward to attending your tea party, I love Victoria Cake and this version sounds delightful. I can bring cupcakes if you like xxx

RosieP said...

Mmmm what a treat, can't wait to taste your Victoria Sponge.

Hugs RosieP x

Emma said...

Thank you Duchess for popping by my blog, do have a lovely
afternoon and enjoy the scrummy cake.
Emma xx

Suzanne said...

Tea and cake...that will brighten any Monday. Thank you for the invitation. I would love to come to your tea party.
Smiles,
Suzanne

Isobel said...

Victoria Sponge is my favourite cake ever! And one couldn't start a monday in a better way!
xx

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Happy Monday to you Duchess. Surprised to see me? Yeah, finally working my way through things and what better way to do it with some tea with the Duchess. I would so much like to try your Victoria Cake!!
Hugs!!
Sonia

Madeline's Album said...

Thank you for the kind invitation. I'll be there to try your delicious Victoria Cake. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a great way to brighten up a cold Monday daaaaaahling. *kisses* HH

koralee said...

Have a wonderful day baking sweet one..this cake sounds amazing. Sigh...wish I had a baking day today...xoxoo

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Well I'll be over in a jiffy!

What a simple, and yet oh so stunning post!

Well done!

ciao - and a Happy Monday to you too!

Deanna said...

Duchess,
How sweet of you to invite me to tea and refreshments.
If I could blink and be there I would be!!! Just have to be there in spirit with a smile on my face, because I know your Tea Time will be wonderful.
Happy Monday and your post made me grin.
It's snowing here in Kansas. Ready for Spring.
God Bless and may you have a wonderful Valentine's Day,
d

Deborah said...

Ooooooo such an adorable photo shoot! Cute-cute. I'll be back to taste the cake...cyber cakes are zero points! **blows kisses** Deb

Angie's Recipes said...

The cake sounds fabulous. And thank you for the invitation!

Sher said...

Oh, I hope I'm just in time for your wonderful tea party! The cake sounds so delicious, I've never tried a victoria cake before:)

Madelief said...

Hello Duchess,

I gladly accept your invitation. Your sponge cake sounds delicious!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Vista Gal said...

It all sounds so lovely!

Rizzi said...

HELLO MY DEAR DUCHESS,
THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME FOR TEA AT ROSE TEA GARDEN. I CAN'T WAIT TO TASTE YOUR AUNT MILLIE'S SPONGE CAKE SANDWICH IT SOUNDS DELICIOUS. TODAY MY GRANDCHILDREN HAVE NO SCHOOL BECAUSE OF ALL THE SNOW WE HAD. SO JACKIE AND I ARE GIVING A SMALL TEA, AROUND 3:00 0'CLOCK. I WILL USE MY NEW TEA SET. STOP BY AND HAVE TEA WITH US IF YOU HAVE TIME. OH....DON'T FORGET TO STOP BY AND PICK UP YOUR AWARD.
LADY RIZZI

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh oh, I AM too late.... that's a shame. Love the pictures! Have a wonderful new week, Sweet Duchess!

Happy thoughts!
Saskia

Angela Burman said...

Hello Duchess
Thank you for the delicious invite. I can smell the cake mmmm.
Have a wonderful week.
Angela xx

Catie said...

This sounds delicious and I am already hungry catching up on blogs!
Btw, I have something for you over at my blog!

Maggie said...

Oh it sounds yummy! please include pictures!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Duchess,
Yes I'll be there to try a piece...or two of AUnt Millie's cake!
Hope you're having a wonderful week!

parTea lady said...

I would love to share some tea and a piece of the Victoria Cake. It sounds so good with that luscious filling.

Michael Rivers said...

Happy Monday to you too! Sorry I missed tea time!

Butterfly Works said...

Duchess, thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words....
I have throughly enjoyed myself as I have browsed your blog and now I am starving because of all the beautiful food pictures.....
I can tell you would be a fun friend to have.....
By the way, I have several pieces from my husband's great granmother that I think you would love. I will try to post some pictures..especially the chocolate set; it reminds me of some of your pieces...
Hugs to you dear,
Butterfly

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Diane said...

Thanks for stopping by, you blog is full of eye-candy
The recipe sounds great I will have to give it a try. Thanks Doll, Hugs, Diane

Linda said...

Hello Duchess, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your most kind comments- it made my day! It is my first visit to Rose Tea Cottage and it is quite wonderful! I can't wait to share the cake!

silk purse said...

I have returned dearest Duchess, and just in time to partake of this scrumptuous Victoria sponge cake!..,

What a delight,(and as it so happens, I am celebrating my 50th birthday on this Valentines day)!

~ Perhaps we shall add this delightful recipe to our afternoon tea repast, as we are also serving a Valentines afternoon tea on that day!..,

In honor of the occasion and also to celebrate Valentines week, I warmly invite you to pop by for some piping hot tea, a dainty tea sandwich and some delectable sweets my dear for, TUESDAY TEA FOR TWO..,

THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAREST DUCHESS FOR THE KIND WORDS AS I LEFT FOR MY 'BLOG NAP' TO PAINT , DRAW, DREAM, THINK, REST, AND WRITE CREATIVELY!..,

As always, your spritely and well curated whimsical collection of photos are endlessly inspiring and oh so delightful!!~ I adore the red and white, nattily attired lady with the sifter!~ Too precious!.., (I truly can hardly wait to see and READ what you'll post next my dear)!

I trust your dear father is well; do give him a hug and a kiss for me!

Cheers, hugs and blessings from Wanda Lee, a.k.a Silken Purse @ The Plumed Pen

Rose said...

Arent family recipes just so special!
I love those photos too.
I hope you and your family are all well.

Rose

purplecat said...

thanks for following my blog :0 and what a wonderful, delightful blog you have!

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

whuww sounds delicious!! Long time...hope everything is going fabulous with you!!! I missed your tea time!!!
Have a great Tuesday!

Jolie Rosie said...

My sweet Duchess, yet another excellent post and fantastic photos. Please share this recipe with us.

Stitch & Roses said...

Sorry Duchess I had to work late today and didn't make it to tea. How was the cake? Please share this recipe with us.

Karen Sullivan said...

Thanks for the invite Duchess. Loved the post.

Karen xx

Paris Junk Hunter said...

Duchess, merci for inviting us. A romantic cake for a romantic day. I wonder if Victoria baked the cake for Albert?????

Hetty Summers said...

Duchess I am a new follower who is in love with your blog. Great taste.
Hetty

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Good morning Duchess,
Thank you for stopping by. I have just put the kettle on so come on over!

Blessings,
Sandi

Inspiration in Italy said...

This sounds absolutely divine....I have quite a weakness for sweets!

xoxo
Rachel

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Thank you for sharing that recipe, I LOVE scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream!

Your photos look as appealing as ever!

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Oh, what a grogeous start to the week! Thank you for the beautiful invitation, dear Duchess.:-)

My Grama's Soul said...

I'll be there, and I won't be late; for this very IMPORTANT DATE!!

Blessings,

Jo

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Jenny said...

I am waiting anxiously, yet daintily, for a taste of your lovely cake. Thank you for inviting me.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hello Duchess,
Yummmm! Sounds wonderful. Can't wait.
Patricia :o)

Natasha said...

Sounds divine!

I can't believe that I have only just found your lovely blog....where have I been???

Will be back soon!
Best wishes, Natasha.

the real mia said...

Oh man, I wish I really could come over for tea. My mouth is watering.

Debbie said...

Sounds divine!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hello dear Duchess
I hope Aunt Millie's Victoria sponge was a success for you!! It certainly sounds gorgeous!!! Delia Smith's all in one sponge is really good too - light and delicious!!!
xxxx

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Everything sounds so wonderful!! Enjoy your delicious Victoria cake!!
beautiful images Duchess
xoxo
Bunny

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