Basic chocolate sponge with a light and airy texture. Fill the sponge layers with chocolate mousse, or assemble an easy chocolate cake.


Flour - 180 grams (6.5 oz)

Cocoa powder - 40 grams (1.5 oz)

#Butter - 70 grams (2.5 oz)

4 Eggs

4 Yolks

Sugar - 220 grams (8 oz)

Salt - a pinch

Vanilla sugar - 2 teaspoons

Step 1:

Sift 180 grams (6.5 oz) of flour and 40 grams (1.5 oz) of cocoa powder into a bowl.

Step 2:

Place 4 eggs, 4 egg yolks and 220 grams (8 oz) of sugar in a bowl, and set over simmering water. Whisking constantly, bring the egg mixture to 43 ° C (110 ° F).

Step 3:

Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer; add a pinch of salt and two teaspoons of vanilla sugar. Whip on high speed until increased in volume and stiff.

Step 4:

Add the sifted flour and cocoa powder into the egg mixture, in 3 batches, folding gently after each addition.

Step 5:

Mix some of the cake batter with 70 grams (2.5 oz) of melted butter, and fold into the cake batter until incorporated.

Step 6:

Transfer to a 26 cm (10 inch) cake pan, lined with parchment paper and brushed with butter.

Step 7:

Bake at 190 ° C (375 ° F) for about 30 minutes. Test for doneness - an inserted skewer should come out clean.

Cool slightly, invert onto a rack, unmold, and cool completely for a few hours.

This is very nice looking! Thank you! <br><br>I do have a couple of questions though: <br>1. The ingredients say four eggs and four yolks. Please clarify, does this mean four whole eggs and an additional four egg yolks?<br>2. Can a sugar substitute be successfully used to replace some or all of the sugar? (I am diabetic.) <br>
<p>Thank you for your comment :)<br>1. Four eggs, and additional 4 egg yolks. </p><p>2. Although I haven't tried substituting sugar for this sponge, I think you could use xylitol at 1:1 ratio as sugar. Let me know if you have any other questions!<br>Daniella </p>

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