Easy chocolate sponge cake recipe to bake a Victoria cake with simple and tasty ingredients like 6 eggs and cocoa powder.
Learn in this video how to make chocolate sponge cake from scratch using a classic Victoria cake recipe!
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1) crack the eggs, separate yolks and egg whites, then place egg whites into a bowl, add a pinch of salt, and whip ingredients by mixer or kitchen robot
2) when the egg whites start hardening, add gradually sugar while continuing whipping ingredients
3) add egg yolks one by one while combining ingredients by hand with slow circular movements from bottom to top
4) add cocoa powder and flour, then mix again ingredients by hand
5) line a mold with baking paper and pour the dough inside
6) bake the dough in the preheated oven at 180C/360F until is no more sticky inside (about 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven)
7) take the mold out from the oven and wait to cool to room temperature
The sponge cake is one of the most common baking we make at home. It is used to prepare various cakes that usually contain cream and/or fruit.
On this website, I have already published two sponge cake recipes (see below the links), one simple with vanilla, one with walnut. On this page, I share a chocolate sponge cake recipe, which is very suitable for preparing cakes with chocolate cream and coffee cream.
The chocolate sponge cake recipe that I use very often is quite simple and doesn’t require many ingredients. The preparation time short, so you can make a splendid and delicious cake quickly and easily.
There are not many secrets to share about the chocolate sponge cake recipe, as it is very easy. I will just emphasize that it is very important to mix the ingredients manually after you start adding the yolks to the composition. This makes the sponge fluffy because manual mixing incorporates air that creates the feeling of a fluffy cake.
Enjoy the chocolate sponge cake recipe with 6 eggs!
Sponge cake is a light cake made with egg whites, flour, and sugar, sometimes leavened with baking powder. Sponge cakes, leavened with beaten eggs, originated during the Renaissance, possibly in Spain. The sponge cake is thought to be one of the first of the non-yeasted cakes, and the earliest attested sponge cake recipe in English is found in a book by the English poet Gervase Markham, The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman (1615).
Still, the cake was much more like a cookie: thin and crispy. Sponge cakes became the cake recognized today when bakers started using beaten eggs as a rising agent in the mid-18th century. The Victorian creation of baking powder by English food manufacturer Alfred Bird in 1843 allowed the addition of butter to the traditional sponge recipe, resulting in the creation of the Victoria sponge.Sponge cake (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sponge_cake)
If you are not yet familiar with the health benefits of a sponge cake, probably now is the perfect time to get an idea on that. Here are the complete health benefits of sponge cake:
1. Low-calorie dessert option
According to information from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the number of calories found in one piece of sponge cake equals 187 calories, which fulfills only 9 percent of the recommended daily caloric intake. In 187 calories of a one-piece sponge cake, the components are 77 percent of carbohydrates, 13 percent of fats, and 10 percent of protein.
2. Good source of energy
What better way is there to boost your energy than by eating a delicious piece of cake? Every day our body is in constant need of energy supply, which is majorly met by consuming carbohydrates. The amount of 77 percent of carbohydrates in a sponge cake is contributed by the flour (and sugar) ingredient.
3. High antioxidant activity with wheat powder
If you are concerned about the high carbs found in the flour of a sponge cake, worry no more. Many food researchers (yes, some people do conduct research on cakes, a lot of them actually), have attempted making sponge cakes with alternative types of flours which may provide added health benefits, including wheat flours, wheat-chickpea flours, mugwort powder, tiger nut flour, and breadfruit flour.
4. Increase satiety and decrease sugar level
Depending on what ingredients you are mixing to bake a sponge cake if you put in the healthy ones such as whole-wheat powder or chickpeas flour (or both of them combined), it may satisfy your appetite and even lower your blood sugar level while at it. That is quite hard to believe in, especially for the fact that we are talking about eating a cake here.
But in all seriousness, research in Sweden was conducted in healthy adults who ate a large amount of wheat flour (in bread, though), and the result was that all of them experienced an increase in satiety and had lower blood glucose following a meal. Of course, this result would be nicer if we used that wheat flour in a cake instead. In case you have doubts about this, I can inform you that the USDA research service has confirmed this themselves, and even did a comparison between conventional and ultra-fine whole wheat flours (both resulted in low post-prandial glucose levels).
5. Improve digestion with the blackberry jam
Looking to add a tasty ingredient that is potentially advantageous for your bowel health? Try the victoria sponge cake, which traditionally adds blackcurrant and raspberry jam sandwiched between the sponge cake batters. These fruits are loaded with fibers and help improve your digestion.
6. A comforter for sadness
The sweetness of cake does not only add sweetness to the taste, but also to moods. Science has proclaimed that the sugary content from processed sugars used in baked goods induces an increased release of endorphins in our brain, which are the chemical substances that boost our mood and are the reason behind the feeling of being ‘high’. Other than the glucose ingredient, the fat content also contributes to happiness.Read more on “10 Top Health Benefits of Sponge Cake on A Daily Basis” (https://drhealthbenefits.com/food-bevarages/snack/health-benefits-of-sponge-cake)
Enjoy the chocolate sponge cake recipe with 6 eggs!