Try this recipe to create a beautiful chocolate sponge cake!
Serves 8-10 people
- 175g / 6oz / ¾ cup soft margarine, at room temperature
- 115g / 4oz / ½ cup caster sugar
- 60ml / 4 tbsp golden syrup
- 175g /6oz / ½ cups self-raising flour, sifted
- 30ml / 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
- 2.5ml / ½ tsp salt
- 3 eggs, beaten
- little milk (optional)
- 150ml / ¼ pint / 2/3 cup whipping cream
- 15-30ml / 1-2 tbsp finely shredded marmalade sifted icing sugar, to decorate
1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4. Grease two 18 cm / 7 in sandwich cake tins. Cream the margarine, sugar, syrup, flour, cocoa, salt and eggs in bowl.2.
2. If the mixture seems a little thick, stir in enough milk to give a soft dropping consistency. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins, and bake for about 30 minutes, changing shelves if necessary after 15 minutes, until just firm and springy to the touch.
3. Leave the cakes to cool for 5 minutes then remove from the tins and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
4. Whip the cream and fold in the marmalade. Use the mixture to sandwich the two cake together. Sprinkle the top with sifted icing sugar.
Source: The Chocolate Bible
Recipe Code: 2017002