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Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake ( Cakes and Pastries)


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A simple sponge cake can form the base for a variety of luscious desserts. Plain or fancy, a basic sponge cake can be employed to produce desserts for occasions ranging from a simple family meal to a show stealing birthday cake. Whatever the recipe, a basic sponge cake has to be moist, soft and tender. A dry, crumbly, flat cake will make the dessert very unappetizing.

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Preparation Time: 
Baking Time:  30 to 35 minutes.
Baking Temperature:  180ºC (360ºF)
Makes 1 cake
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1 1/4 cups plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda bi-carb
3/4 cup condensed milk
4 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp melted butter for greasing
2 tbsp plain flour (maida) for dusting

  1. Sieve the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda bi-carb together and keep aside.
  2. Combine the condensed milk, melted butter, vanilla essence and mix well.
  3. Add the prepared sieved plain flour-cocoa mixture and 5 tbsp of water and mix gently with help of a spatula.
  4. The batter should be of dropping consistency.
  5. Grease the cake tin with butter on all the sides.
  6. Dust with plain flour and sift to ensure uniform distribution of the flour. Shake and tap the tin to remove the excess flour.
  7. Pour the prepared cake batter into a greased and dusted 175 mm. (7”) diameter tin and spread it evenly.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180oc (360of) for 25 to 30 minutes or till done.
  9. The cake is ready when it leaves the sides of the tin and is springy to touch.
  10. When ready, remove from the oven, invert the tin over a plate and tap sharply to unmould the sponge.
  11. Keep aside to cool and use as required.
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Eat to liveDecember 15, 2011

Very easy and moist eggless cake recipe..

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Reviewed December 15, 2011by Eat to live

Very easy and moist eggless cake recipe..

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Reviewed December 10, 2012by patel_jigna_c

The recipe is pretty simple and it makes a great cake. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars is because I felt there was a need to add sugar when I tasted my cake.

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Reviewed April 09, 2011by foodie $1234

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy not only yummy but very easy and spongy cake, I was afraid of making the cake and I tried to make for the first time but it was so spongy and too easy,everybody at home liked it. thanks Tarlaji for giving such a yummy and easy cake method.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012by Foodie #571367

I made this recipe several times but everytime it was very very wet although i did follow every instruction. Can anyone tell me what should i do to make it perfecT, as i'm going to make it once again tomorrow. pleaseeeeeeeeee help me as i really want to make it perfect.

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