Make game-changing chocolate cakes
Friday, August 20
Jennifer Jackson, from the Honey Lane Bakery and contributor to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine, has three must-try chocolate cake-changing top tips for the most perfect chocolate sponge. If you want to know what they are, read on!
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.
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.