Chocolate sponge cake!

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Here is a very simple recipe for a deliciously, rich and creamy chocolate sponge cake with whipped cream filling.

Tools for the job:

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• Scales
• Grease prof paper
• Spatula
• Whisk
• Electric whisk
• Mixing bowl
• 2 round sandwich cake tins
• Wire rack

Ingredients:

For the cake
•225g of margarine
•225g of caster sugar
•4 eggs
•225g of self raising flour
•50g of cocoa powder

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For the filling – A pot of 300ml – double cream.

And to dust on the top, a table spoon of icing sugar.

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Step one:
Preheat over to 180c/350f/gas mark 4

Then grease the cake tins and line them with the grease prof paper.

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Put that to one side and then you are ready for step 2:

After measuring out your ingredients you need to put the margarine in the mixing bowl, add the sugar and mix until it’s all blended in and creamy.

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Once that’s done add in the eggs and mix with the whisk. Then sift in and fold the flour until smooth, and do the same with the cocoa powder.

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Step 3:
After following them steps the cake mixture should be done now and ready to pour evenly into the two cake tins.

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Place them in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes.

After the 25 minutes check to see if they are done by sticking a knife in the middle, if it comes out clean it’s ready if it comes out with cake mix or crumbs then it needs a bit longer…

Step 4:
Now it’s time to let the cake cool down. I leave it in the cake tins for about 5 minutes, then take them out and cool on a wire rack.

Whilst waiting for it to cool down, it’s time to make the filling, you need a mixing bowl and electric whisk to whip the double cream.

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Step 5:
once the cake is completely cooled down you can then spread the whipped cream evenly around. I just spoon the cream onto one half of the cake and smooth it round. But alternatively you could use a piping bag if you want to get more technical.

Then place the second half on top and dust a little bit of icing sugar over the top.

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And that’s it 5 simple steps to making a delicious chocolate cake!

Hope you enjoy…

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Thanks a lot!

Anna x

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