Easy Chocolate Sponge

It seems as though everyone has a sponge recipe handy – from a friend, off a website online, passed down in generations or off the back of a cooking magazine. Well this one is tried and tested, you are welcome. We have done half the hard work. Now is your turn to bake your easy chocolate sponge.

A triangle slice of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting slightly pulled off the main cake.



  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 200g full fat cream cheese
  • 1tsp baking powder

Chocolate Icing:

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 100g unsalted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F / 180°C / Fan Oven 160°C / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease and line a 8″ round cake tin.
  3. Mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs to the mixture one at a time.
  5. Add in the vanilla extract.
  6. Sieve in the flour, cocoa then baking powder and combine.
  7. Pour the mixture into the tin.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
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