Monday, 16 July 2012

The Dream Sponge

Guest Blogger: My Kitchen Rules Semi-Finalist, Emily Cheung. Thanks so much Emily!

This little number is a very special recipe in our family.  It was passed down through the fam on our Mama’s side.  Our Great Gran was always known for her chocolate dream sponge.  She passed it on to our Gran, who then passed it on to our Mama.  Personally, I think our Mum perfected it!  She then passed it on to both Carly and I and we LOVE it and make it regularly.  Whenever Mum asks us what cake we want for our birthdays, all four of us kids still always request mum’s famous chocolate dream sponge.  Deliciously whipped fresh cream sandwiched between two perfectly light and fluffy, chocolatey sponge cakes and all topped with a rich chocolate ganache and coconut shavings.  BLISS!! I hope you enjoy this one as much as we do! Love, Emily x


4 eggs
¾ cup white sugar
½ tsp bi carb soda
1 TBSP (table spoon) cocoa
1 DSP (dessert spoon) golden syrup
½ cup corn flour
2 DSP plain flour
1 tsp nescafe instant coffee


1. pre-heat over to 180 degrees celsius
2. separate the egg whites and beat in electric mixer until stiff
3. gradually add sugar, then yolks
4. fold in syrup, being careful not to stir as you need to retain as much aeration as possible
5. place dry ingredients (cocoa, bi carb, corn flour, plain flour, Nescafe) together and sift three times before folding in to the wet mix
6. bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the sponge is not wobbly in the tins
** you need to use two greased sponge tins (aluminum with straight up & down sides), place half the mixture in each. once baked & cooled, carefully use a butter knife to edge the sponge off the tin
** to serve, whip a small bottle of cream to slap between the two layers & ice with chocolate icing

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