When we were kids (and even now!) my Nan would make this Chocolate Sponge Cake whenever it was anyone’s birthday or other special occasion. Recently when my sister and her family were visiting from interstate I decided there was no better time to make this yummy Chocolate Sponge Cake for our dessert.
My sister and I have a bit of a running joke when it comes to our Nan making this recipe, while her Chocolate Sponge always tastes amazing, it also has a habit of being incredibly lopsided (lucky she won’t read this!) and uneven and my sister always likes to take a picture of it to send to me whenever she makes it.
I’ve always been a little intimidated when it comes to making sponges, but they really aren’t that hard to make and touch wood, I haven’t had a fail yet. To ‘fancy’ this Chocolate Sponge Cake up a little I decorated it with a generous amount of whipped cream and chopped up Tim Tams which made it all kinds of amazing. Next time I’m going to add some Tim Tams to the centre layer of the sponge as well – yum!
If you want to make a plain sponge cake, simply omit the cocoa and 2 tablespoons of milk, or you can check out this easy Jam and Cream Sponge recipe.
Does making a sponge intimidate you as well? What’s your favourite way to decorate/fill a sponge cake?