Light As Air Sponge (For April Fools' Day )

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Last year a friend made this for Russell's birthday in March. It would make a great April Fool's day for the family or work mates. The sponge used for Russell's cake was about 9 inches round and about 2 inces high. You could buy and use a square one if it was easier to get. The sponge can be washed an reused often ;-) Note that the sponge couldn't be included in the ingredients.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 600 ml whipping cream
  • 1 (180 g) chocolate candy bars, crushed (Annie used a Flake, but a Peppermint bar would be good too)


  1. Whip the cream and cover the sponge generously-make sure you can't see it.
  2. Decorate with the chopped chocolate bar.
  3. Serve.
  4. Candles can be inserted into the sponge for a special birthday treat!


Most Helpful

Too funny! I used some crushed candy canes I had leftover from my Christmas trays. I placed one sponge on each plate and frosted it separately, this way everyone could dig in at the same time. The kids went from confusion, to laughter, to asking where the REAL dessert was. Thanks so much Jan. Made, laughed, then reviewed for ANZ Make My Recipe.

LilPinkieJ December 06, 2008

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