Favourite Chocolate Sponge Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    -portion cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

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By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

Derived from one of the most popular recipes in the original Cake Stall, the sponge cake is sandwiched with whipped cream and topped with shiny chocolate frosting.


  • 60 g / 2 oz cocoa
  • 6 tbs hot water


In a mixing bowl, blend the cocoa with the hot water until smooth. Add the butter in pieces and all the remaining ingredients: sugar, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and eggs. Mix together for 2–3 minutes, ideally using a hand-held electric beater, until completely smooth.

Divide the mixture between the prepared cake tins and smooth level. Bake in the preheated oven until the middle of t