Low Fat Chocolate Sponge Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

If you're looking for a single layer of light moist sponge with depth of flavour you can't go wrong with this recipe. I tend to use Green & Blacks' organic cocoa powder (dutched) for best results. If you're watching your waistline but have a sweet tooth, this is quite a tasty little number which won't massively compromise your diet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350/gas 4.
  2. Grease and flour a nine inch round cake tin, set aside.
  3. Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl and thoroughly combine.
  4. In a measuring jug lightly beat egg, followed by milk, vanilla extract and oil. Whisk together.
  5. Pour wet into dry, mix, then beat for two minutes (approx) ensuring batter is well incorporated and smooth.
  6. Add boiled water and combine. (Don't be disheartened by it's liquid like appearance!).
  7. Pour into prepared nine inch cake tin and bake for thirty five minutes.
  8. Once cake is cooked remove from oven and allow to cool for ten minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
  9. NB. Should you want a chocolate/orange cake, add the grated rind of one orange then substitute 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice for the water part of the recipe.


Most Helpful

a definite hit with my family! I even made it when most of my relatives from my moms side came over, and they loved it! I used 2 egg whites and 2/4 cup and 2 tbs brown flour and 1/4 cup white flour, and 1% low fat milk, and it was wonderful

springdaze786 June 25, 2009

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a