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    My Amazingly Soft & Moist Chocolate Sponge Cake

    My Amazingly Soft & Moist Chocolate Sponge Cake. Photo by Um Safia

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    50 mins

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    40 mins

    Um Safia's Note:

    I have another recipe for chocolate cake on Zaar but this one has just become by new favourite. Unless I'm baking a really special chocolate cake for an event, I tend not to make cakes that call for chocolate as it is never in the cupboard when I come to bake! This chocolate cake is the result of years of playing around with recipes & I personally think it is fab. You get the same incredibly moist & soft sponge texture you find in a store bought cake but all the great taste of a homemade cake. In fact, I think that this cake is so rich it doesn't even need to be iced / frosted - of course, if you want a really indudgant treat, then go ahead & whack some on! I find that this cake freezes well for a couple of months & keeps well in an airtight container for around a week. I stated 1/3 cup cocoa in the recipe but if the cake if for adult chocaholics then you can always add more - I find that kids sometime find too much cocoa a bit bitter.

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    1. 1
      Preheat your oven to 180c & grease a 10" round springform cake tin.
    2. 2
      Warm the margarine up in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds, it needs to be extremely soft but not liquid.
    3. 3
      In a fairly large bowl, beat the sugar & the warmed margarine together. Unlike a regular sponge, you don't need to do this for more than a couple of minutes - creaming to get it fluffy is not required here!
    4. 4
      Next beat in the eggs, once they are fully incorporated add the baking powder & cocoa powder. Carefully mix them in then quickly beat the mix for a minute.
    5. 5
      Mix in the flour, being sure to get it well mixed & break up any lumps that may be lurking.
    6. 6
      Finally, mix in the water little by little.
    7. 7
      Pour the cake batter into the tin, level off & place in the centre of the oven to bake for 40 minutes.
    8. 8
      As soon as 40 minutes have passed, turn the oven off & leave the cake in there for 10-15 minutes before removing.
    9. 9
      Leave the cake in it's tin for 10 mins then pop out & leave to cool on the serving plate.
    10. 10
      Once the cake has cooled, give it a generous dusting of confectioners sugar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 25, 2010


      Imade this for my 3 sons and husband and grandson, it is the best recpe i have ever had for chocolate sponge it didnt last 5 minuites it was so moist and chocolaty now they have me baking another one again today. thank you it is so easy to make .

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    • on September 28, 2013


      AMAZING i made it for my brothers birthday and he said it was amazing

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    • on June 05, 2011


      I made the cake the other day and the cake was very moist and soft. The three things that I would like to change is the quantity of the baking powder, the amount of cocoa powder and the eggs. The first two because I felt that those left a hint of after taste. And the last is to add a couple more yolks to make the crumbs hold better. Other than that, the cake was really nice. It is still moist after 3 days.

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    Nutritional Facts for My Amazingly Soft & Moist Chocolate Sponge Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (110 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 430.8
    Calories from Fat 228
    Total Fat 25.3 g
    Saturated Fat 5.6 g
    Cholesterol 69.7 mg
    Sodium 386.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 21.4 g
    Protein 6.4 g

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