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Eggless Honey Chocolate Sponge

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This delectable sponge cake is rich and chocolaty and is flavored with honey. This recipe of eggless chocolate and honey sponge is sure to get your taste buds buzzing!
Ingredients
  Self raising flour 8 Ounce
  Hot water 14 Tablespoon
  Cocoa 2 Tablespoon
  Honey 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 3 Ounce (fine quality)
  Butter 3 Ounce
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla/Grated lemon zest 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Icing sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Cocoa 1 Tablespoon
  Cornflour 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 325° F (Gas 2)
2. Grease two 8-inch square or round cake tins with oil.

MAKING
3. Into a large bowl, sift dry ingredients together and keep aside
4. Stir honey into the water.
5. Melt the butter and mix with the liquid.
6. Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix quickly but lightly.
7. Pour the batter into the greased tins.
8. Bake on middle level of preheated oven, until spongy to touch, about 20 to 25 minutes.
9. Let the cakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes then invert onto a wire rack.

FINALIZING
To make the chocolate glaze
10. Blend cornstarch is a little cold milk.
11. In a saucepan, boil the milk and stir in the sugar and cocoa.
12. Add a few spoons of the hot milk mixture to the corn starch mixture then blend into the hot milk in the pan. Cook on medium flame, stirring, until the mixture is thick and glossy.

SERVING
13. Sandwich the two cakes with the chocolate glaze and pour the remaining over the top.
14. Cut into squares or wedges and serve cake as a dessert or as a teatime treat.
15. Serve the cake warm or cold.

TIPS
For a plain sponge omit the cocoa and vanilla essence and add the grated rind of a lemon to the dry ingredients and mix.
You can spoon the batter into small flan cases for small flans.
When cold, dip them in chocolate syrup and roll in coconut.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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