Guilt-Free Chocolate Sponge Cake

guilt free chocolate sponge cake


Who love sponge cakes? Who loves chocolate sponge cakes? I’ll have to put my hand up for that! Well, sponge cakes are very easy to make, especially if you have all the right ingredients. There are lots of recipes out there on sponge cakes, but I have found that they usually include lots of butter to make the cake itself. Some even use the whole stick of 250g of butter!

I don’t know about you, but I actually prefer not to consume too much butter. So in this recipe, I did not include any butter in the cake mixture at all! But the icing has only a little bit of butter (20g). Unless you are going to eat the whole cake, 20g is considered very little!

This is why I have called this recipe a guilt free chocolate sponge cake. The cake mixture alone doesn’t have any butter and not that much sugar either. So it’s ok for the waistline! 

The icing includes an antioxidant superfood, Berry Radical! If you haven’t tried this one before, it really is very delicious! If you want to make more of this yummy icing for your cake, you can double all the ingredients!

I sifted the dry ingredients five times to achieve a superfine mixture! The eggs need to be at room temperature, not just out of the fridge!

The cake actually turned out really well as you can see in my video below! Just love the size of the cake!

For the sponge cake, you will need:

  • 1/3 Cups Self-Raising Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Plain Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Corn Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa
  • 2/3 Cup Castor Sugar
  • 4 Eggs (Must be at room temperature)

For the icing, you will need:


  1. Sift dry ingredients 5 times.
  2. Mix eggs and sugar with beater on high speed until it looks double/triple volume (approx. 5 – 10 minutes)
  3. Add flour into mixture gently until mixed well. Ensure there is still lots of air and bubbles
  4. Pour mixture into cake tin
  5. Spin and tap tin to flatten cake mixture and remove air bubbles
  6. Bake for 180 C for 20 minutes
  7. Cool cake completely before applying icing
  8. Decorate your plate with your favorite fruits

Watch my demonstration video!

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