Chocolate Sponge Cake: A Recipe To Share

Imagine a chocolate fondant with a texture so smooth that it is impossible to unmold it and you have to eat it with a spoon... If this idea makes you salivate, you should know that this dessert is much easier to make than you might think! Here is the recipe of the chocolate cake with a spoon, explained in pictures, step by step.


Here are the ingredients needed to make a chocolate sponge cake for 2 people:

3 eggs
35 g of sugar
1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa
100 g of dark pastry chocolate
35 g of butter at room temperature


1- Break the whole eggs into a container.

2- Whisk the eggs with the sugar until the mixture foams and turns white.

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3- Add the cocoa, sifting it to avoid lumps and mix well.

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4- Break the chocolate into a bowl and place it on a double boiler.

5- Melt the chocolate over low heat until it is smooth and shiny.

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6- Off the heat, add the chopped butter to the still hot melted chocolate.

7- Mix vigorously until you obtain a smooth chocolate cream.

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8- To finish the batter for your chocolate sponge cake, fold the melted chocolate into the egg mixture.

To note: during this step of the recipe, make sure to mix well with a whisk so that the cake batter is perfectly homogeneous.

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Baking is the key to making your chocolate sponge cake truly successful, with a melt-in-the-mouth texture.

1- Preheat your oven to 180°C.

2- There is no need to butter the pan since you will be eating this sponge cake without unmolding it.

3- Pour the batter into a small ovenproof dish, so that it is 4 cm thick.

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To note: the shape of the dish and the thickness of the dough are also important for this chocolate fondant to have the ideal texture.

4- Bake this Chocolate cake 12 minutes very exactly.
The edges of the cake will start to cook but the center should remain slightly raw.

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5- You can serve this Chocolate cake warm or cold, right in its dish and with two spoons!

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Tasting advice

This shareable, spoonable recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day <3

Even though in the famous Walt Disney cartoon, Belle and the Tramp share a plate of spaghetti, I find it even more romantic to share a Chocolate cake with a spoon.

So for the lovers' day, you can prepare this dessert by baking it if possible in a small heart-shaped ceramic mold.

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