Queen’s Diamond Jubilee



Oxford Street getting ready for the celebrations.



Windows for the Jubilee Celebration at Selfridges.



Love all the goodies from the food halls of Selfridges, Harrods, and Mark & Spencer.



Victoria Sandwich Union Jack decoration.



My Victoria Sandwich Cake.



Afternoon tea time with a view.



Taken in Rottingdean on my way to have cream tea at the Olde Cottage tea room.



Queen’s Diamond Jubilee here at home in Florida. After coming from London few weeks ago I became more passionate for UK and having special feelings for England, It remained me of my student life in London and Brighton and therefore the great moments, parties, friends and the fantastic and lovely tea time at the countryside.


This is the Victoria Sandwich Cake, named in honor of Queen Victoria. Perfect for an afternoon tea or any celebration.

It’s fast and easy to make.

Victoria Sandwich Cake


175g butter

175g caster sugar

175g self raising flour

3 eggs

1 lemon zest grated

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the filling:

4 tbsps of strawberry jam

6 fresh strawberries  sliced

1 pint of whipping cream

Additional for decoration:

Icing sugar

Blueberries and raspberries

Butter and flour 2x20cm cake tins and line with parchment paper.

Beat together the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy,add the lemon zest. Gradually beat the eggs and flour and mix well until smooth.

Divide the mixture between the two cake tins and bake for about 20 minutes until cakes are golden and brown at 350ºF.

Allow to cool completely.

Mix the sliced strawberries with the jam.

Whip the cream.

Spoon about half of the whip cream on one of the cakes and spread the strawberries jams. Sandwich the cakes together.

For decoration have the option to dust with icing sugar or used the remaining cream on top with the berries.


  1. I’m saving this post. With the temperatures we are having in Miami it sounds like a refreshing plan for dessert.

  2. Loving the table setup and decors.. I am just in awwee with all the photos. I should really plan my vacations ahead of time to experience the culture!! Am booking marking the recipe too.. xoxo, Jo

  3. Loving the table setup and decors.. I am just in awwee with all the photos. I should really plan my vacations ahead of time to experience the culture!! Am booking marking the recipe too.. xoxo, Jo

  4. Carmen, gracias por visitarme, Igual paso por tu blog. xoxo

  5. He llegado hsat tui blog por casualidad y me está encantando, la fotografía, las imágenes, las vivencias…como se lo pasan estos ingleses con el día de la reina..dxd..

    Me quedo por aqui siguiéndote y fisgando un poquillo.


  6. oh I love how everything is so bright and colorful!

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  8. I was in London for jubilee weekend – it was fabulous! Your vctoria sandwich looks amazing too! x

  9. Lovely cake and such fun photos!

  10. I love your decorations on your cake! Wish I could have a piece with my tea right now.

  11. Thanks for sharing all these pictures with us! We’re lucky that you showed us some pictures of celebration! Beautiful cake too!

  12. Dear Lola, Thank you for sharing those pictures. I loved them. It is so nice to see the country celebrating with so much happiness.
    The cake you made is a beautiful tribute to the Jubilee.
    Blessings dear. Catherine

  13. Oh, lovely! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. Oh, how I miss England.

    That Victoria Sponge Cake looks amazing!



  14. I am sure that a visit to the UK would be quite memorable. You are lucky you got to visit there recently. Your pictures really do transport you there!
    The cake looks like a delicious way to celebrate the Jubilee-yum!

  15. This was such a treat to get to see these pictures. I don’t get to travel much so I enjoy living vicariously and seeing new things.

  16. ¡Ay Londres Londres!…qué ganas tengo de ir, con eso de que mi niña estaba en Madrid ha sido Madrid a tope, ahora que ha vuelto a casa, me tendré que organizar un viajecito a mi ciudad favorita. Un beso Lola por esta tourné inesperada.

  17. Oh, what an awesome experience! Everything is so lovely. :-)

  18. Beautiful! I didn´t have time to follow up in the newspapers. Have a nice day!

  19. Great pictures! You were so luck y to be there. Hope you had a great time. At least it inspired you to make this cake! JUM!

  20. How cool that you were there…love every pic! Beautiful post!

  21. You’ve timed your visit perfectly! I love the look of all the decorations, especially the layer cake covered with fresh berries;-)

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