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Chocolate Sponge Cake Recipe

Updated on May 11, 2014

Made From Scratch Chocolate Sponge Cake Recipe

Chocolate sponge cake is a classic recipe. It is simple and easily customized. Various kinds of frosting and fillings can be added to chocolate sponge cake to give it so many different flavor combinations. It can be filled with fruit or topped homemade buttercream. No matter how you choose to dress up your chocolate sponge cake recipe, you will always end up with a delicious dessert.

Picture courtesy of Mr. Tea on Creative Commons.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 110 g sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 110 g soft flour
  • 90 g cocoa powder
  • 25 g melted butter


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 180C (356F).
  2. 2. In a mixing bowl, add the eggs and sugar. Beat at high speed for 10 minutes or until batter is thick and fluffy.
  3. 3. Add the vanilla essence and beat more until fully mixed. (If batter does not sink immediately, it is then ready)
  4. 4. In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder with the soft flour. Fold into the batter slowly.
  5. 5. Add in the melted butter and fold into the batter.
  6. 6. Grease the sides and bottom of an 8” cake ring and pour the butter into it ¾ full.
  7. 7. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until top is firm to touch.
  8. Image courtesy of Bongo Vongo on creative commons.
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      5 years ago

      Yes, i do love chocolate sponge cake. Any sponge cake would do me. My favourite is pandan sponge cake :)

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      5 years ago

      Oh, how I'd love to have a slice of that right about now!

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      5 years ago

      I love chocolate cake especially spongey cake! (oink oink oink oink oink oink oink)

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      5 years ago

      This looks so good

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      5 years ago

      I want a slice! :)

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      5 years ago

      cannot wait to try...thanks

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      5 years ago

      It looks amazing!

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      6 years ago

      Yes your lens did a good job of portraying it. :)

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      6 years ago

      Nice lens

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      6 years ago

      I love to make cakes at home. :)

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      6 years ago

      Homemade chocolate cake is always the best! Blessed!

    • KateHonebrink profile image


      6 years ago

      I haven't made a sponge cake since I was a kid, but you have inspired me!

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      Barbara Isbill 

      6 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Love this!

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      6 years ago

      This looks absolutely amazing!!!

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      6 years ago


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      navalava lm 

      6 years ago

      Looks delicious!:)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana


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      6 years ago

      nice cake

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      ThomasJ4 LM 

      6 years ago

      This looks very interesting, and appetizing ;)

    • rhodacks profile image


      7 years ago

      I simply can't resist chocolate cakes.

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      7 years ago

      Looks so good!

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      7 years ago

      Sounds good:)

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      bames24 lm 

      7 years ago

      yummy :)

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      7 years ago

      You make it sound easy!

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      7 years ago

      Sounds good

    • Funflower profile image


      7 years ago

      Hm, all my little fatcells are jumping up and down just looking at this lens. I'll try it out for a special occasion. Great lens to bookmark.

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      7 years ago from USA

      I do love chocolate sponge cake & your sounds very yummy.

    • Charlystoybox profile image


      7 years ago

      Yummy! seems simple enough for me to try:) ..just one question...could I use flour only instead of corn starch? Awesome lense.

    • delia-delia profile image


      8 years ago

      nicely done lens on a yummy cake! can't wait to make it...


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