Friday, October 15, 2010

Oil-less Chocolate Sponge Cake

I love healthy recipes.
Most of the time, I will try to make healthy food,
and eat sinful food elsewhere...
For example, we don't fry food in our kitchen, but we eat potato chips & KFC!
So sometimes it's quite ironical..
And our size inflate and deflate fast~

 I was amused by this Sponge cake recipe which needs no oil at all...

It was soft & spongy

It's method is similar to chiffon cake's.
But I think there's some problem with this recipe, the directions are not clear, & some steps were skipped.
So I just tried my best to figure it out.

Everything was good, except that there were flour lumps in the cake,
I threw half of the cake away after my man ate it.

I will try this cake again, I guess.
But will still share the recipe with everyone, and translated to english.
Any1 daring enough to bake this then share the outcome with me?

Oil-less Chocolate Sponge Cake

35g Cake Flour
50g Corn Flour
Cocoa Powder 15g
4 Eggs
80g Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Essence/Extract
Preheat oven at 180 degrees.
1. Separate yolks from whites.
2. Sieve flour thrice.
3. Beat egg whites till frothy and add sugar in 3 additions. Beat till it resembles meringue.
4. Mix a 1/2  portion of meringue & vanilla essence/extract to yolk batter & mix well.
5. Add flour in slowly and mix very well 
(Mine had flour lumps at this stage, maybe because I added all flour @ one go.)
6. Pour the batter back to the meringue and fold.
7. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
( I left my cake overturned in the oven for 10 mins after baking, with door ajar. So the height stayed.)
8. Let it cool completely before unmoulding.

Recipe Source from : Leisure Cat


  1. hi coraine,

    you can try mixing the flour mixture, vanilla and the egg yolks together to get a smooth paste, then fold in the egg whites. You wont get lumps due to the flour and I believe the texture will be softer. I prefer a little oil and water in my sponge cakes to give it some moisture =]

  2. Hi Bakertan =) thanks for your suggestion.
    I used the method, but the liquid was too little and flour was too much~ so it became dough.HAHA!
    And agree, oil and water makes the cakes moist~
    which maybe lacks in this cake.. =)

  3. Coraine, I have successfully done the Steamed Sponge Cake !!

    Hooo.... but abit too sweet even though I cut down the sugar.

    The cake is very soft... I like it.

    Later will ask my daughters and hubby to try....

  4. Hey! WHoah~ soft is good! HAHA! so any ji dan gao taste?
    u know i used 190g and i think that it's not sweet enough!! HAHAHAHA..
    or my sugar is not that sweet?possible?

    what did your family say?

  5. Could you elaborate on leaving the cake in the oven upside down to retain the height? I haven't heard of this method...