Chocolate and strawberry sponge

    1 hour 10 min

    Lovely chocolate sponge cake filled with fresh cream and strawberries. Perfect for special occasions, and simple enough for Sunday lunch.

    County Galway, Ireland
    8 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 6 eggs
    • 165g (6 ounces) caster sugar
    • 110g (4 ounces) plain flour
    • 15g (1/2 ounce) cocoa powder
    • 45g (1 1/2 ounces) hot chocolate powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 200ml fresh whipping cream
    • 8 fresh strawberries, sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar, or as needed

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease two 23cm round tins. Whisk eggs and sugar until thick. Mix will be able to hold figure of eight made by whisk using some of the mix.
    2. Sift flour, cocoa, hot chocolate powder and baking powder. Slowly and gently fold into the egg mixture, a tablespoon at a time. Pour into the prepared tins.
    3. Bake until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
    4. Let cool on wire tray. Whip the cream until stiff. Fill between the cake layers with whipped cream and fresh strawberries tossed in the 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar.

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