Chocolate or Vanilla Sponge

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 x 25 cm

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By AA Gill and Mark Hix

Published 1997

  • About

You can use the same recipe for both the chocolate and vanilla sponges: replace 30 g of the flour with 30 g of cocoa powder for the chocolate cake.


  • 3 medium eggs
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • a few drops


Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7. Lightly butter and dust with flour the insides of two 25-cm sandwich tins or one deep tray. In a clean mixing bowl, using an electric whisk, or in a food processor or mixer at a high speed, whisk together the eggs and sugar until they are the cons