This excellent chocolate sponge from a Hertfordshire manor house used to be made for tea parties after Christmas, when everyone was tired of fruit cake.
A round cake tin about
Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Beat the egg yolks well and add to the butter and sugar. Mix the chocolate, salt and flour together and stir into the mixture. Add the coffee essence and milk.
Beat the egg whites to a stiff froth, add the vanilla essence and fold into the mixture gently. Stir in
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