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Any way of making choc sponge with plain sponge mix

post #1 of 6
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Hi,

I'd like to ask you ladies, is there a way of making chocolate sponge using a plain sponge mix? Is it true that one can substitute some of the flour for cocoa and get a choc sponge?

THanks.
post #2 of 6
I have done that in other recipes, with no problems but haven't tried it in a sponge cake!
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post #3 of 6
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oh I see, in that case, what is the ratio in which you substitute the flour for the cocoa?
thanks!
post #4 of 6
yes, it should work just fine. deduct 2 tablespoons of flour from your recipe, and use 2 tablespoons of cocoa -- sift it several times with the flour to blend before folding/adding into your other ingredients. it makes a nice, light brown cake with a wonderful flavour, especially if it's a butter sponge, but it also works for non-butter sponge cakes (cocoa doesn't contain enough fat to collapse the foam).
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post #5 of 6
My standard sponge recipe is
6oz butter
6oz sugar
3 eggs
6 oz self raising flour

To turn it into chocolate cake, substitute 2oz flour for 2oz cocoa
post #6 of 6
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Thanks for those tips, guys. I'll give it a go!
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