Chocolate Sponge Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Simple, easy and delicious! from Canadian Diabetes Association

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line an 8 inch square or round cake pan with waxed paper.
  2. Place egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in a mixing bowl, beat with electric mixer until foamy.
  3. Beat in sugar gradually, continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  4. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
  5. Combine flour and cocoa and fold lightly into egg mixture.
  6. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  7. Bake in 325 degree oven 25-30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  8. Loosen sides with a sharp knife.
  9. Turn out immediately onto a paper towel lined cake rack to cool.


Most Helpful

This is a nice and light cake. I used it to make a low cal, low carb and low fat Tirimisu. Only you need to line just the bottom of the pan with waxed paper. I had some hanging over the side and the oven smoked up like crazy. I should have known better. All-in-all, I found this recipe easy and lightly tasting as I wanted.

deedaas March 25, 2003

I have made this cake several times and it is always great. I make mine with gluten free flour and it still comes out tasty. Last time, I added a bit of coffee powder in with the cocoa and it was wonderful.

jbronwynne August 09, 2008

I haven't made this recipe yet but I do have a recipe which is exactly the same excpet it doesn't use cream of tartar and it uses all 4 yolks. The cake is delicious. If you don't like wasting then go ahead and use all 4 yolks

Chocolatestone June 30, 2008

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