Make game-changing chocolate cakes

Friday, August 20 2021

Jennifer Jackson, from the Honey Lane Bakery and contributor to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine, has three must-try chocolate cakeĀ­-changing top tips for the most perfect chocolate sponge. If you want to know what they are, read on!

Jennifer Jackson
Jennifer Jackson's moist, squidgy chocolate sponge cake filled with delicious buttercream
Jen's creamy chocolate ganache icing will make you go back for a second slice!


I only use a small amount, but it makes the sponge velvety smooth once it's baked and does a great job at keeping the sponge moist for days afterwards.

Instant Coffee

This won't make your sponge taste like coffee, but it will bring out the flavours of the chocolate, creating a richer, more indulgent taste.

Blooming Your Cocoa

This is another technique you can use to develop the chocolate flavours to their fullest. Simply mix the cocoa with boiling water before adding to your mixture.


Why not try out these top tips in your next chocolate sponge recipe?

Or have a go at Jennifer's Bonfire themed cake in the upcoming September/October 2021 issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft, where you will also learn how to make vibrant isomalt flames and a creamy chocolate ganache icing. Perfect to enjoy in the colder months beside the fire, you won't be able to resist another slice.

The issue is on sale NOW! You can purchase a print copy of this issue via the Squires Kitchen webshop HERE or buy a digital copy via the App HERE

Jennifer's Bonfire Night themed chocolate cake can be found in the September/October 2021 issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft

Must-try tips for a perfect chocolate sponge