You will need
    • For a traditional chocolate sponge cake:
    • 100 g of butter;
    • a Cup of sugar;
    • 4 eggs;
    • 200 g sour cream;
    • 1.5 cups of flour;
    • 1/2 Cup of cocoa powder;
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt;
    • teaspoon of baking soda.
    • For low-calorie sponge cake:
    • 300 g of granulated sugar and flour;
    • a Cup of vegetable oil;
    • 50 g of cocoa powder;
    • teaspoon of baking powder;
    • a pinch of salt and vanilla;
    • 2 cups of water.
    • For sponge cake without flour:
    • dark chocolate bar;
    • 4 eggs;
    • 100 g of sugar.
Traditional chocolate sponge cake prepared with eggs, sour cream, sugar and butter. Whisk softened butter with sugar until then, until the mixture whitens. Continuing to whisk, add one by one eggs, then pour the cream and bring the mixture to homogeneity. In a separate container, mix the flour, cocoa powder, salt and soda. Add the dry mixture to the egg-butter-sour cream and stir well.
Prepare a baking pan - grease the bottom and sides with butter. The form must be at least 24 cm in diameter, the cake will rise during baking, the dough should fill no more than a third of the volume. Bake the product at 180 degrees for at least an hour, readiness check toothpick. If the dough does not stick to it, then the cake is ready. After cooling it can be cut into cakes and coat with cream.
For those who want to lower calorie baking, there is a recipe of a biscuitand no butter and eggs. Mix the dry ingredients: the sugar and the flour, cocoa powder, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Add in the dry mixture vegetable oil and water. Knead the dough until smooth and place it in the pan with non-stick coating. Bake for 40 minutes at 200 degrees, check the readiness with a toothpick. The cake turns out very juicy. You can prepare cakes of chocolate biscuitand, to this end, the dough should pour into molds.
You can make chocolate cake without flour. Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Melt water bath a dark chocolate bar. Whites beat with a mixer with a pinch of salt until thick foam. The whisk yolks with sugar until white. Pour the melted chocolate into the yolks and mix gently with a wooden spatula. Then add whipped whites and gently stir. The resulting dough pour in a baking dish with non-stick coating and pre-bake in a preheated 180 degree oven for 40 minutes. This cake will have a rich chocolate flavor.