Perfect Chocolate sponge cake


(originally found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chocolate_cake_48307 but modified by me)

ย What you need:

  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 6-7 tbsp boiling water
  • 3 Eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 175gย  Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 100g softend butter
  • 220g Icing Sugar


Preparation method:

  1. preheat the oven to 180ยฐC
  2. Put the cocoa powder and boiling water into a large bowl and mix well to make a paste with a spatula.
  3. ย Add the remaining ingredients and beat again until combined. This can be done with a handheld electric mixer, but take care not to over whisk.
  4. Grease and flour your baking pans and put the cooling strips around it.
    I usually use two tins of the same size as the cakes would stay soft/juicy and would rise more than if you bake the whole dough at once.
  5. Divide the cake mixture between the prepared tins. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, or until well risen and shrinking away from the sides of the tin.
    Use fork to see if it’s done after the time, if not do the test after 5-10 more minutes!
  6. You can add some grounded hazelnuts to the dough, about 100g, if you want a chocolate-nut cake!

You can also use this dough for muffins and cupcakes!
If you have some leftovers from cutting the cake donโ€™t throw it away, keep them and use it as a base together with the creamcheese frosting for cake bits or cakepops!
You can also deep-freeze it and use it later!
If all this wouldnโ€™t go for you then eat it is a good option! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

This is the chocolate cake I use for all my cakes till now. ๐Ÿ™‚

ย Enjoy!