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Simple Chocolate Sponge Cake recipe

This is one of the simplest chocolate sponge cake recipes out there and it is absolutely fantastic. Try making it with the kids on a rainy weekend it only really has two steps so its very simple to follow. The cake itself is moist so you could serve it with cream or without cream, its entirely up to you!


  • 200g caster sugar
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 125ml milk
  • 75g melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line a 20cm cake tin.

  2. Sieve together the flour and cocoa powder into one bowl and stir in the sugar.

  3. Add all of the wet ingredients eggs, vanilla, milk and melted butter. Stir for a few minutes until everything is combined.

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake the cake for around 45 minutes.

You can either serve the cake warm from the oven or cool, its up to you! The recipe will yield around 10 portions.

Author: Laura Young.

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200gabout 7 oz (7.0546 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
125gabout 4 oz (4.409125 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
125mlabout ½ cup (0.5283 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
75gabout 3 oz (2.645475 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
180C350F / Gas Mark 4


Published: June 22, 2011
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