Genoese Chocolate Sponge Recipe


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Caster sugar100 Gram (3 1/2 Oz)
 Plain flour75 Gram (2 3/4 Oz)
 Corn flour20 Gram (3/4 Oz)
 Unsweetened cocoa powder2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 260 Calories from Fat 44

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 158.6 mg

Sodium 54.5 mg2.3%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.4%

Dietary Fiber 3 g11.9%

Sugars 25.4 g

Protein 7 g14.6%

Vitamin A 3.7% Vitamin C

Calcium 3.1% Iron 10.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F), gas mark 4.
Butter and flour a 20-cm/8-inch sponge tin.
Beat the eggs and sugar together in a bowl for 5 minutes.
Place the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and continue beating until the mixture is thick and frothy. (Do not allow the bowl to touch the water or the eggs may 'scramble'.)
Remove the bowl from the pan and continue beating until the mixture is completely cold.
Sift the flour, cornflour and cocoa into a bowl and then carefully stir into the egg mixture with a wooden spoon.
Pour the mixture into the sponge tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.
Check that the sponge is cooked by inserting the blade of a knife into the middle - it should come out clean.
Turn the sponge out onto a wire rack and leave to cool.