Chocolate Sponge Cake

Schokolade Biskuittorte

Preparation info
  • Makes


    9 inch cake
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

Milk and vegetable oil add moisture to this sponge cake gently flavored with cocoa.


  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan, and line the bottom with a round of parchment or wax paper. Dust the inside of the pan with flour, tapping out the excess flour.
  2. Combine the eggs and sugar in the bowl of a hea