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Chocolate Sponge Cake
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Chocolate Sponge Cake | Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Sponge cake is an airy spongy textured chocolate cake. It is very common in food joints. We can use it as a base cake and customize it as per preference.
Prep Time20 mins
Bake Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 158kcal
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • Hand Blender
  • OTG Oven


  • ½ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • tbsp Cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Egg
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ cup Oil

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Chocolate Chips Optional
  • ½ tsp Butter

For Cake Decoration

  • ½ cup Grated Chocolate
  • 1 tbsp Silver Sugar Balls
  • 1 tbsp Golden Sugar Balls
  • 3 Cherries


  • Sieve in all the dry ingredients together at first. Add in ½ cup of All-purpose flour.
    Step 1 - Add in the APF
  • Next add in 2.5 tbsp of Cocoa Powder
    Step 2 - Add in Cocoa Powder
  • Next add in ½ tsp of Baking powder and ⅛ tsp of Salt.
    Step 3 - Add in Baking powder
  • Sieve all the dry ingredients together and then set them aside.
    Step 4- Sieve all the dry ingredients together
  • In another mixing bowl add in 2 large Room temperature eggs and the Egg Yolk from 1 Egg.
    Step 5 - Break open 2 Eggs
  • To this add in ¾ cup of Powdered Sugar. Using a hand blender beat everything together until pale. The color of the eggs will slowly change from yellow to pale yellow. It will take about 1 or 2 mins.
    Step 6 - Add in powdered Sugar
  • To this add in ¼ cup of Cooking oil. Use any oil. I added Coconut Oil.
    Step 7 - Add in coconut oil
  • Now using a hand blender beat everything once again until a thick ribbon consistency. It will take 3 to 4 mins.
    Step 8 - Beat the egg till ribbon consistency
  • The batter will become slightly thick and flowing after beating till the ribbon consistentcy.
  • Next let's add in the dry ingredients. Slowly add in batches and fold along with the wet ingredients using a whisk or Spatula.
    Step 10- Add in the dry ingredients. Fold slowly and gently
  • Line a 7 inch round cake pan with parchment paper and transfer the cake batter to it. Tap the cake pan twice or thrice to remove the air bubbles.
    Step 12- Pour the batter in the cake pan
  • Preheat the oven at 180 Deg C for 10 mins and bake the cake at 180 Deg C for 20 to 25 mins. Or till a toothpick when inserted comes out clean.
    Step 13- Bake the cake in a preheated oven
  • Allow the cake to cool completely and then run a knife through the edges of the pan. Invert and the cake comes easily out of the cake pan.
    Step 14 - Chocolate Sponge Cake is ready

How to Prepare the Chocolate Glaze

  • In a saucepan add 1 cup of water. To this add in 2 tbsp of Cocoa powder and ½ cup of Sugar.
  • Next using a Whisk mix everything such that there are no lumps and the sugar dissolves.
    Step 1 - PRepare chocolate glaze for the sponge cake
  • Switch on the flame and keep cooking until the mixture thickens. It should get a sauce consistency.
  • After 5 mins add in 1 tbsp of Vanilla extract and 2 tbsp of Chocolate chips and 1 tsp of Butter. whisk once again. Make sure these chocolate chips dissolve.
  • Switch off once the chocolate sauce thickens.
    Step 2 - Glaze is ready

How to Decorate the Chocolate cake

  • Keep the chocolate Cake on a wire rack with a tray below. Now pour the chocolate glaze over the cake. It will beautifully coat the cake. The excess glaze will flow on the tray kept below the wire rack.
  • I grated some compound dark chocolate and sprinkled it on the top and sides of the cake. Since it has chocolate glaze. It easily sticks on the cake.
    Step 4 - Decorate the Chocolate Sponge Cake
  • Sprinkle in some Silver and golden sugar balls. Finally, I kept a Christmas decor and few cherries. Let the cake cool completely and then keep it in the refrigerator till use.
    Step 5 - Chocolate Sponge Cake is beautifully decorated and ready to slice.



Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.7g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 7.6g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword Chocolate cake, Sponge cake
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