Chocolate Orange Sponge Cake Recipe
Have a good week and save some calories up for this recipe. Treat yourself once in a while to this low fat, low calorie cake, this recipe makes 10 servings so invite some friends round and indulge.
- Recipe makes: 10 servings
- Prep time:
- Cook time: 35 mins
- Calories: 154
- 28g plain flour
- 1 tbsp dry unsweetened cocoa powder
- 30g cornflour
- 5 large eggs
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- 112g caster sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 200g caster sugar
- 1 large egg - whites only
- 75ml water
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Preheat oven to 180°C / Gas Mark 4 / 350°F
- Sift the flour, cocoa powder, cornflour and a pinch of salt together.
- Beat the 5 egg whites together in a large clean bowl until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and then whisk until soft peak stage.
- Add the caster sugar a spoonful at a time and whisk for a minute after each addition. Sift a third of the cocoa/flour mixture over the meringue and fold in. Repeat twice more.
- Spoon the mixture into a non stick mould (ring or cake tin, depending on your preference) and bake for 35 minutes or so until the top is lightly spring and a skewer comes out clean.
- Turn upside down on a wire rack and leave to cool in the tin. Remove the tin when cool.
- Make the icing using the caster sugar, egg white and water. Put the caster sugar and water in a pan over a low heat and stir until dissolved. Boil until the mixture reaches 120°C (250°F) on a sugar thermometer or a small piece makes a soft ball when dropped into a cup of water. Remove from the heat.
- Whisk the egg white in a clean bowl until at soft peak stage, then drizzle in the sugar syrup, whisking all the time until the mixture is thick and fluffy.
- Spread the icing over the cake and leave to cool.
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