Chocolate Sponge Cake

Want to bake a cake for your loved one’s special day?
Always wondering, how to get that perfect sponge?
This recipe has been a favourite, for ages now.
The first time I baked the cake, I used this recipe.
It worked wonder then, it’s great now as well.
I usually don’t bake Sponge Cakes with this recipe, but, yes, when there’s lack of ingredients which I need for my sponge cake, this recipe comes in handy.
It’s easy and delicious , and most of the ingredients are easily available.
Let’s get on to the recipe
All Purpose Flour (Maida) : 150 gm
Cocoa Powder : 25 gm
Butter (salted) : 80 gm
Baking Soda : 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder : 1 tsp
Sugar (Castor/Brown) : 60 gm
Condensed Milk : 5 tbsp
Milk : 125 ml
Vanilla Essence : 1 tsp
Coffee (optional) : 1 tsp
• In a bowl, double sieve All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Cocoa Powder
• Line a 8” pan with parchment paper
• In another bowl, add sugar and butter. Cream it using a whisker, till light and fluffy.
Add coffee powder to it, if you wish. This is totally optional, I usually add it. It gives a nice flavour and aroma to cake.
• Add Condensed Milk to creamed sugar, whisk again.
• Now add, sieved dry ingredients into it.
• Add milk in 3 batches, to form a flowing consistency batter.
• Add Essence in it and mix together.
• Pour batter in lined tin and bake it at 180 degree for 35 minutes in pre- heated oven.
• Once, the cake is nicely baked, take it out of oven and cover it with a clean kitchen towel and let it cool at room temperature for 3-4 hours.
• When the cake has cooled down completely, de mould it.
• Ice the cake using a frosting of your choice.
• The base for a chocolate cake is ready.
Hope, this recipe would be helpful.
Happy Baking

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