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Thursday 23 July 2015

Chocolate Golden Sponge Cake

I was browsing the internet and chanced upon this recipe by Nasi Lemak Lover, it looks really good so I gave it a tried on the very same night.

Made some modification on the ingredients, temperature and also decide to bake via waterbath method instead.  I was really surprise when I sliced the cake...the texture is soooooooooooooo good!  Soft & fluffy like a Japanese Cheese Cake!

As the saying, stick to the good one!  This recipe is a keeper for sure!

*yields a 6" cake

50g butter 
50g cake flour
1tbsp cocoa powder
1/4tsp baking soda
1tsp coffee oil (acts as flavor enhancer, can omit if don't have)
3 egg yolks
55g milk

3 egg whites (A size)
50g caster sugar
6g corn starch

  1. Preheat oven at 140C.
  2. Prepare a cake pan with removable base, don’t need to grease or line with baking paper.  Do not use a non-stick pan.  Wrap with aluminium foil as the cake will be baked by waterbath.
  3. Sieve the cake flour, cocoa powder & baking soda together,  Set aside.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan, once it melted and simmers, immediately add in the sieved ingredients (in #3) and quickly stir well to combine. 
  5. Transfer the mixture to a bigger mixing bowl and add in milk & coffee oil.  Using a hand whisk, mix well to a smooth batter.  Then add in the egg yolks, 1 by 1, mixing well with each addition.  Set aside.
  6. Mix sugar and corn starch together. 
  7. Beat egg whites until foamy, then add in sugar and corn starch mixture gradually and continue beating until the whites reach soft peaks (meringue stand straight up with a little curve at the tip).
  8. Using a hand whisk, mix the meringue into the yolk mixture via 3 batches.  Fold in the last batch with a spatula.  Fold until you do not see any meringue in the batter.
    *Note: the batter is more runny than the usual cake batter
  9. Pour the batter into cake tin, from a high height (say, 30cm from baking tin), then tap the tin few times on the table top.  This will help to release the air bubbles in the mixture.
  10. Send to bake at 140C for 25mins, then at 160C for another 25mins.
  11. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven immediately and drop the tin from a high height(say 30cm).  This will help to prevent shrinkage. 
  12. Invert the cake to cool completely before removing it from the tin via hand un-moulding method (just like how you would remove a chiffon cake).  If you want a smooth surface, you can invert on a non-stick frying pan/cookie tray.
Important tips for this recipe:
1. Bake it over low temperature first then increase higher temperature, and always bake it at the lower rack. 
2. You need to have stable meringue; soft peaks (meringue stand straight up with a little curve at the tip).


  1. Hi... I'm Jessy... Your cake look fantastic... Can I use normal cake tin to bake this cake as I dont have removable tin?

  2. Hi Jessy, thanks for the compliment! Anyway, maybe you can try to line the base but do not grease the sides because the cake needs to 'climb' on the side to rise. This recipe works something like a chiffon cake...

  3. Hi Baking Mom, i wanna give this recipe a try. If i am using a lined bottom non-removable cake tin. How do i cool the cake after removal from oven pls?

  4. You'll invert the once removed from the oven. Once completely cooled, you can remove the cake by hand, just like how you would unmould a chiffon cake. Alternatively, you can run a small knife around the edge to remove it. :)

  5. your blog is full of info and new recipe to me,...I have waiting list to try some of your cake recipe,like this.. I know one more site baking


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