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Print This Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Espresso Sponge Cake Recipe

Chocolate Espresso Sponge Cake Recipe

The recipe for the chocolate sponge cake is pretty standard, nothing exotic. The real money is in the Espresso Buttercream topping.

1/2 cup Unsalted butter
2 squares (2 ounces) Semisweet chocolate
6 Eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup All-purpose flour

Espresso Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 25 -
Pan Type ~ two 9 x 1-1/2 inch round cake pans
Preheat the oven. Grease and lightly flour two baking pans.

In a saucepan melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring often, set aside.

In a large mixer bowl combine eggs, sugar and vanilla. Set bowl over 1 to 2 inches of hot (not boiling) water in a large saucepan. Making sure that the bowl does not touch the sides of the pan. Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until lukewarm.

Remove from heat, remove bowl from saucepan. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed, about 15 minutes or until nearly tripled in volume.

Gently fold in flour, 1/3 cup at a time. Gradually fold in chocolate mixture. Spread evenly in prepared cake pans. Bake Chocolate Espresso Sponge Cake until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire racks. Remove from pans, cool completely.

Prepare Espresso Buttercream. Fill and frost chocolate sponge cake with Espresso Buttercream frosting. Pipe Buttercream around the edge of cake.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 64 g
Calories 225
Calories from Fat 102
Total Fat 11.4g 18%
Saturated Fat 6.4g 32%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 27.8g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 19.5g
Protein 4.1g
Vitamin A 7% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 2% • Iron 6%

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Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!