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Chocolate Sponge Recipe

This is a no fail Chocolate Cake which I use for birthdays.
It is quick to make and very moist.


3 oz Butter
1 Tea Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup
2-3 drops of Vanilla Essence
1 egg
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 Tea Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Chocolate icing(cocoa powder, icing sugar, drop of vanilla essence, dab of butter. Blend well with a little hot water)

Whipped cream with 1 Tablespoon icing sugar blended through(optional)


Mix with electric beater the butter(I soften butter a little in microwave first), sugar, golden syrup and vanilla essence with 1-2 Tablespoons of hot water to a smooth creamy mixture.
Beat 1 egg. Add to mixture and blend with mixer.
Sift cocoa, flour and baking powder into mixture and blend with fork.
Lastly add milk which has baking soda dissolved into it.
Mix together.
Pour mixture into bake tin lined with baking paper.
Bake 30-35mins at 350F.
Cool. Ice with chocolate icing.
Cut into 2 layers and fill with whipped cream, prior to icing, if desired.


I've used imperial measurements.
Just convert to metric, if needed.
I bake for 30mins....sometimes a further 5mins is required.
Just touch test to ensure it is cooked through.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Number of Servings: 10
Style: Australian and New Zealander

Comments (3)

Is it true that I can test if the cake is ready by throwing it at the wall...if it sticks it is cooked?
I wouldn't recommend it Bn roll eyes

....unless you plan on licking the walls....wave
Chocolate walls do sound rather enticingsmitten

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