Chocolate Layer Sponge Recipe

Chocolate Layer Sponge Recipes

Ingredients :


1 cup


2.5 tbsp

4 tbsp

1.25 cups


Cream Filling

1 cup

1 tbsp

1 tbsp

Glace Icing

1 cup

2 tbsp

1 tbsp


caster sugar



boiling water

self-raising flour, sifted

walnut halves to garnish




caster sugar


icing sugar



vanilla essence to taste

Method :
  1. Preheat oven to 180C, grease and flour two 20cm sandwich tin.

  2. Beat whole eggs and sugar until pale, glossy and thick.

  3. Add butter and cocoa to boiling water, stirring until combined.

  4. Sift flour over surface of egg mixture and fold in lightly with cocoa mixture.

  5. Divide mixture evenly between prepared tins.

  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.

  7. Turn out onto a cake rack to cool.

  8. Split each sponge layer in half.

  9. To prepare filling: put cream in a bowl and sprinkle over cocoa and sugar.

  10. Chill for at least 30 minutes, whip until thick.

  11. Join cake layers together with filling.

  12. To prepare icing: sift together icing sugar and cocoa in a pan.

  13. Combine with water and vanilla, heat very carefully, stirring constantly until mixture becomes thin and smooth.

  14. Pour over sponge, spreading with a warm palette knife.

Makes 1 cake

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