Chocolate Sponge
  • 120 g (6) egg yolks
  • 30 g sugar
  • 90 g (3) egg whites
  • 60 g sugar
  • 40 g flour
  • 10 g cocoa powder
  1. Preheat the over to 200 Celsius or 390 Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet, lined with baking paper.
  3. In the mixing machine bowl, measure out the egg yolks and sugar. Beat on high until light and fluffy in color.
  4. Meanwhile, beat the egg whites and 90 g of sugar in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. TIP: If you do not have both a mixing machine and hand mixer, beat the egg yolks first and then the egg whites second).
  5. Sift together the flour and cocoa powder.
  6. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolks and finally fold in the flour and cocoa.
  7. Spread out evenly onto the prepared baking sheet with a off set spatula. Try to make the batter as even as possible because with such a thin layer of batter, it could easily bake unevenly.
  8. Bake for about 7-8 minutes. Let cool.
  9. Remove from baking paper and cut into rectangles just smaller than the form you are using. Mine were 8 x 3 cm. TIP: You can use pretty much any form for this recipe, just adjust the size of the sponge base.
Recipe by Baking My Way Through Germany at