Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chocolate Sponge Cake Recipe

I am planning to try Black Forest Cake in the near future. Last year I tried black forest, but it was a big disaster because of the base cake. So, I was hunting for a perfect base cake recipe which gives spongy cake. I got this from Chef Joe and it came out really well. This tastes very similar to the sponge cakes we get in bakery. Soon you can see black forest in this space :). Let's see the preparation steps:

Note: I halved the below mentioned quantity to get 12 pieces
All purpose flour(Maida) - 225 gms
Cocoa powder - 25 gms
Sugar - 250 grams
Egg - 8 
Water - 25 ml
Vanilla Essence - 3 ml 
Baking Powder - 4 gms 
Salt - a pinch
Oil - 38 ml
1. Seive the maida, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt twice for even mixing. Keep it aside.
2. Beat the egg, sugar, vanilla essence in low speed until the egg whips up and sugar dissolves. Then add the maida, cocoa mixture in parts and beat well. Add the water at this stage.
3. Beat everything together for 5 minutes in high speed until the batter is smooth and fluffy.Finally, gently fold the batter with oil. Grease a pan with oil and line it with parchment paper. Pour the batter and tap it gently to spread evenly in the pan.
4. Preheat the oven @180 degree for 10 minutes and bake it for 25 to 30 mins. The cake is done when the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow it to cool completely. Invert it to a plate and remove the wax paper. Slice it into squares and serve.
The yummy and spongy cake can be used as a base cake for black forest. It can also be served along with tea in the evening.
Points to remember:
  • The cocoa powder might be little lumpy, so sieve it with maida once or twice for even mixing. 
  • Finally, beat it well in high speed to get fluffy batter, which is the secret for spongy cake. Electric hand mixer works best, but you can also use a hand whisk. If using hand whisk, beat it for at least 10 minutes.
  • This cake has mild sweetness which we like it the most. 
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Supersoft chocolate sponge cake. Love it!!!

  2. Looks super simple, and the texture look amazing! Great one dear!

  3. Baked to perfection...they look so soft, moist and delicious...I love sponge cakes and when its chocolate...double happiness!! Bookmarking it!


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