Monday, June 11, 2007

Chocolate Sponge


Here is a really excellent chocolate cake recipe, I got it from a free cocoa recipe leaflet years ago and it is in ozs not grammes - like many of my recipes - sorry.

Hot Milk Chocolate Sponge

Makes a 7 inch cake
3 eggs
8 oz Caster Sugar
4 oz Plain Flour
2 tbsps Cocoa
2 tspn baking powder
4 fl oz milk
1 oz Margarine

Chocolate Butter Icing:
3 oz butter softened
8 oz icing sugar
2 tbspn cocoa powder 3 tbspn boiling water, mix and cool

Whisk the eggs and sugar together really well until the mixture is thick and pale. Sift flour and cocoa and fold into egg mixture. Sprinkle the baking powder on top of the mixture. Heat the milk and marg together (I do mine in the microwave), make sure all the marg has melted and the milk is hot. Pour this on top of the mixture and allow to froth up, fold together. Pour into two 7 inch sandwich tins.
Cook at gas mark 4, 180c or 350f, for about 40 mins, cool on a wire rack.

Mix water and cocoa powder, then beat all ingredients together. This should be enough to fill and top the cake.

I often fill with fresh whipped cream, and just sprinkle icing sugar on the top. I have also drained a can of crushed pineapple and added to the cream....yum yum.

6 comments:

Emma_byford said...

Oohhh cake looks yummy, will have to try that one x

Stitchinwitch said...

Sounds yummy.
I always use ozs can't get used to grams

Paula said...

Drool! Might give this one a try. Thanks carolyn

Rachel said...

hi Carolyn, have printed this off and will try, many thanks for sharing, looks scrummy xx

SueF said...

Just made this with the kids & it smells delicious - thanks Carolyn

Carolyn said...

Glad you liked it

I made one yesterday too....they are so easy yet so impressive.

Will be making another Sunday to take to work on Monday