I love cake, and of all the fancy cakes in the world, nothing beats a good victoria sponge. My mum's is the best, but when she's not around I try to recreate it. I use my basic cake recipe, and I add a good splash of vanilla extract to the batter.
For the filling, use a good quality jam. I like raspberry but I think strawberry is traditional. I find it tastes so much better if the jam is homemade too! The buttercream is just 100g unsalted butter with 300g icing sugar.
If you like this, you might also like the mini victoria sponges that I made a while back :)