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Black Chocolate Sponge Cake





2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sour milk
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup boiling water


1 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg white
Milk (enough to make a creamy frosting)


Cream sugar, shortening, and 1 egg (save second egg for frosting). Add baking soda and milk. Then add dry ingredients, cocoa and flour. Add vanilla and boiling water. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes.

Put powdered sugar, shortening, peanut butter, vanilla, and egg white in a bowl. You can mix by hand or by mixer on medium speed. As you start mixing, start adding milk a little at a time. When your frosting is creamy but not too stiff, your frosting is done. Spread on cooled cake.

If cake is still warm to touch, don't put frosting on because it will warm up the frosting and start sliding off the cake.

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2 Recipe Reviews


Tom reviewed Black Chocolate Sponge Cake on April 17, 2004

I used this recipe the other day, using half the ingredients. Worked perfectly. This is not a light cake, but is a beautiful rich dark chocolate cake (I think I used a bit more cocoa than prescribed). I also added a tablespoon of instant coffee, which enhances the richness of the chocolate.
Filled with cream, sliced strawberries and a homemade strawberry jam, and topped with my special chocolate topping, more cream and more strawberries, it was quick and easy, and much appreciated by my girlfriend.
A good topping can be made by melting butter and sugar together, equal parts. Adding cocoa until thick, a tablespoon of instant coffee and a dash of vanilla essence.
Allow it to cool a bit, then stir in an egg yolk. Allow to cool more, then spread on the cake. If you are patient enough to then leave the cake for a while the topping will solidify nicely. I personally never am, and tend to eat it whilst warm.


cakengiftsdelhi reviewed Black Chocolate Sponge Cake on September 21, 2017

It is very easy to make with the help of this article. On last sunday party, i made this cake all my friends and family members became very happy after taking it. It was tooo tasty!!!!!!!!!!! We will make it again on this Sunday..
Thanking You!!!!!