Sponge Base without Flour

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1× 28 × 20 cm

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Open Rhodes Around Britain

By Gary Rhodes

Published 1996

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Here’s also another recipe for a sponge base without any flour. Instead it’s got chocolate!


  • 100 g (4 oz) good quality plain chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons coffee granules


Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.

Melt the chocolate with the coffee and then leave to cool. Beat the egg yolks, then add the sugar and beat until the mixture is pale and trails off the whisk in ribbons. Stir in the chocolate mix. Beat the egg whites and salt until they h