This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free


2013-02-14-15-10-11_p1100026_soft-white-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-jelly-topping.jpg  This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free.It cuts well, keeps its shape and tastes superb!

Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free.

It cuts well, keeps its shape and tastes superb!

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Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free

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Ingredients Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

3 eggs separated egg from white.

With the egg yolks:

  • olive oil 30 ml
  • coconut milk 100 ml
  • flour - white gluten-free self raising 55 gram
  • sugar 25 gram
  • salt to taste
  • gluten-free baking powder  1/2 teaspoon

With the egg whites:

  • 2 teaspoon lime juice
  • sugar 35 gram

Topping

  • agar agar powder 1 teaspoon
  • cocoa powder 15 gram
  • sugar 75 gram
  • coconut milk 200 ml
  • cornflour 1/2 table spoon

 

 

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Instructions

Sift all the dry ingredients for the batter together first.

In a separate bowl beat the white of egg until stiff, then quickly beat in the sugar and the lime juice, a little at a time. See the picture.

Now beat the yolks with the olive oil, add the coconut milk, then slowly add the dry mix continuing to mix well until uniform.

The next step is very important. Add the white of egg a large spoonful at a time and very gently mix into the batter. Gently!!

The oven should be at 180 C

Wipe the cake tin with a little olive oil before gently pouring in the mixture. (8inch / 20 cm cake tin, non stick)

I place a shallow tray of water immediately below the cake tin in the oven.

Bake for about 40 minutes. at 180 C

After the cake is cooked and cooled, prepare the chocolate topping.

Mix all the dry ingredients for this together in a pan, then slowly add the cold coconut milk while you continue to stir.

When it forms a runny solution with no lumps, place on gentle heat and continue to stir as you heat it up. You should see a change of colour as all the ingredients dissolve, bring almost to a simmer but don't boil. 

Allow to cool until it just starts to form a skin on top, then pour over the cooled cake, and place in the fridge to set.

 


2013-02-14-11-58-35_p1100009_soft-white-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-jelly-topping.jpg  The white of egg needs to be separated from the yolks, without a trace of yolk.Whip the eggs until stiff.The sugar can also be whipped into the eggs

Whip the egg whites until stiff

The white of egg needs to be separated from the yolks, without a trace of yolk.

Whip the eggs until stiff.

The sugar can also be whipped into the eggs


2013-02-14-11-58-46_p1100010_soft-white-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-jelly-topping.jpg  The whipped egg whites should be stiff and not collapse under their own weight.The whipped egg white contains the air, and you have to be careful that you don't knock this air out

Whipped egg white ready for use

The whipped egg whites should be stiff and not collapse under their own weight.

The whipped egg white contains the air, and you have to be careful that you don't knock this air out


2013-02-14-11-59-05_p1100011_soft-white-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-jelly-topping.jpg  The egg yolk and flour mixture is also beaten together

The egg yolk and flour mixture

The egg yolk and flour mixture is also beaten together


2013-02-14-12-04-58_p1100012_soft-white-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-jelly-topping.jpg  This step is very important. Mix gently by hand. Don't use a machine.Mix as little as possible.

Combine the whipped egg white with the egg yolk and flour mixture

This step is very important. Mix gently by hand. Don't use a machine.

Mix as little as possible.


2013-02-14-13-33-19_p1100019_soft-white-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-jelly-topping.jpg  The chocolate jelly topping is left to cool until it is just ready to set - a skin is forming on the surface. At this point it is ready to pour over the baked cake.Now place in the fridge while the agar jelly sets.

Covering the baked Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

The chocolate jelly topping is left to cool until it is just ready to set - a skin is forming on the surface. At this point it is ready to pour over the baked cake.

Now place in the fridge while the agar jelly sets.


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A slice cut from Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free


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Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free


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Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free


2013-02-14-13-33-04_p1100018_soft-white-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-jelly-topping.jpg  This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free

Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free


2013-02-14-13-31-50_p1100017_soft-white-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-jelly-topping.jpg  A close up view of the jelly toppingThis is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free

Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

A close up view of the jelly topping

This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free


2013-02-14-13-30-58_p1100016_soft-white-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-jelly-topping.jpg  This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free

Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free


2013-02-14-13-30-40_p1100015_soft-white-sponge-cake-with-chocolate-jelly-topping.jpg  This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free

Soft White Sponge cake with chocolate jelly topping

This is a soft white sponge cake with a chocolate jelly topping that is both gluten-free and dairy-free