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Best Sponge Cake Recipe

Chocolate Sponge Cake

A good chocolate cake recipe in your collection is a must-have. Simple, moist, and indulgent this is one recipe that perfect for everyone. Try this moist chocolate cake and you will always come back to it no matter how many other cakes you try.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate, Chocolate sponge cake, Moist
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 180kcal
Author Veena Azmanov
Cost $20


  • 250 grams Butter unsalted
  • 250 grams Sugar white
  • 260 grams All-purpose flour
  • 50 grams Cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 7 Eggs separated
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 60 ml Water
  • 60 ml Buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp Cream of tartar or salt


  • Preheat the oven at 160 C / 340 F
  • Grease and line 2 x 6-inch baking pans
  • Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In the mixer bowl with paddle attachment

  • Combine melted butter, egg yolks, and remaining sugar
  • Add the vanilla extract.
  • Then add the flour mixture, alternating with the buttermilk and water
  • Combine until no lumps are seen

In a mixer bowl with whisk attachment

  • Whip the egg with a pinch of salt for 30 seconds
  • Then gradually half the sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks.

Combine the two

  • Lastly, fold in the whipped egg whites into the batter
  • Make sure to fold gently and not over mix


  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pans
  • Bake on the center rack in a preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes clean.
  • When baked leave in the pan for 10 minutes then invert onto a baking rack and cool completely before decorating.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg