Morrisons has made the decision to rename its Victoria Sponge Cake in honour of the Queen ahead of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The supermarket has renamed the cake and it’s now called the Elizabeth Sponge.

Every Elizabeth Sponge is freshly prepared by hand in store at the Market Street Cake Shop.

Customers can expect the cake to be made of three layers of classic sponge with whipped cream and strawberry jam.

Border Counties Advertizer: A Morrisons staff member holding an Elizabeth Sponge (Morrisons)A Morrisons staff member holding an Elizabeth Sponge (Morrisons)

It’s topped with fresh strawberries and a dusting of icing sugar and we’re hungry just thinking about it.


Morrisons customers can get their hands on the Elizabeth Sponge for £4 and it serves six people so if you’ve got plans with family and friends during the Jubilee weekend, this could be the ideal treat.

Border Counties Advertizer: Elizabeth Sponge held by a Morrisons staff member (Morrisons)Elizabeth Sponge held by a Morrisons staff member (Morrisons)

Jessica Islip, Cake Shop Manager at Morrisons, said: “The Platinum Jubilee is a cause for nationwide celebration and we want to help our customers enjoy the festivities by offering a cake fit for a King or Queen.

"Victoria Sponges are one of our customers’ favourite cakes and we hope the change in name brings a bit of fun to their long weekend as well as a tasty treat.”

Cake fans can look out for the Elizabeth Sponge as it is available from Monday, May 30 in 334 Morrisons Cake Shops nationwide.