crouton800 Posted 12 Aug 2005 , 4:49am
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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.

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MrsMissey Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 12:34am
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I have done that in other recipes, with no problems but haven't tried it in a sponge cake!

crouton800 Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 2:30am
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oh I see, in that case, what is the ratio in which you substitute the flour for the cocoa?
thanks!

aunt-judy Posted 26 Aug 2005 , 7:47pm
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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).

MissBaritone Posted 27 Aug 2005 , 11:57am
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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

crouton800 Posted 28 Aug 2005 , 1:14pm
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Thanks for those tips, guys. I'll give it a go!

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