Monday, December 20, 2010

Chocolate Clear Water Sponge Cake

When I 1st saw this clear water sponge cake at The Little Teochew, I was immediately got hooked by the look, her cupcakes turned out to look alike of little mushrooms, so cute. Unfortunately, my cupcakes didn't turn out to be cute, the taste is far beyond better than the look :).

This recipe has been pending for quite awhile due to my super long baking list. Until recently, dear daughter requested for chocolate cupcakes and I remember I saw the chocolate version of clear water sponge cake at here. I am not sure why these cupcakes named as clear water since there is no water use in the recipe.

As I wanted to give some support to Jane of Passionate About Baking since she is the host of Aspiring Bakes # 2 for Dec 2010, Christmas theme. Thus, I made some Christmas cupcake wrappers for these cupcakes and dig out a mini Christmas tree for photo taking.

Thank you Ann for sharing with us how to DIY cupcake wrappers, if you are interested to do some yourself, pls hop over her blog for detail instructions. I had miscalculated the size so my cupcake wrappers are way to high for the cupcake cases.

I am sending this to Aspiring Bakers #2 Christmas (Dec 2010) hosted by Passionate About Baking

Recipe adapted from 爱'生活 My Life.

Ingredients : for 10 to 20 cupcakes depending on sizes
3 egg yolks
1 whole egg
50g corn oil (I used canola oil)
18g chocolate (melted)
50g low protein flour (I used cake flour)

3 egg whites
40g castor sugar
1g salt

1/3 cup chocolate chips

Method :
1. Beat whole egg + egg yolks + oil with egg beater till well mixed.
2. Add in melted chocolate and mix well.
3. Sift in cake flour and mix well.
4. Whisk egg whites till frothy, add in castor sugar and salt and beat till stiff peaks.
5. Fold in the egg white mixture to egg yolk mixture in 3 additions, mix till well combined. Scoop the batter into paper cups till 80% full and drop some chocolate chips in the batter.
6. Bake in preheated oven at 170C for about 20 to 23 mins (18 mins for me)

The cake is moist, soft and spongy and light. Dear daughter likes the cupcake a lot, she told me she ate 6 cupcakes within a day :).


  1. hehe still looks very delish to me! haven got a chance to do this hope to do this soon!

  2. Very cute! Your Barbie cake is just amazing!

  3. the sponge cake looks really soft and fluffy! (: (:

  4. your homemade paper cups looks christmasy :) nice work !

    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you!


  5. That cupcake wrappers look very nice! I really like to learn how to make it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. The idea of making cupcake mould ourselve is really creative and interesting! Yours are all so nice! Thanks for sharing!

  7. 6 cupcakes within a day? Wow... the cake must be really delicious then ^_^

  8. Hehe, I like your phrase "dig out a mini Christmas tree for photo taking" for some reasons... hehe... :) and lovely cupcake wrappers that you have made too... :)

  9. I love your own made cupcake liner :) I haven't tried out this popular recipe yet, but your cupcakes look very soft, so tempting!

  10. These little cakes look so spongy and tempting. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week ahead & enjoy!
    Blessinga, Kristy

  11. You are creative with those cups and cakes!

  12. Really love the cute cakes in beautiful cup moulds. It's an enjoyment of having them.
    Unfortunately, the paper moulds here are very expensive. :(

  13. that's quite a name for a cupcake haha Anyways Jess, I'm hosting a Christmas Giveaway on my blog. do support :)

  14. Sponge is much more difficult than Chiffon....but the taste counts.

  15. love the paper cupcake holders and i bet your daughter loved them

  16. beautiful cup cake holder and i bet the sponge cake also taste good.

  17. Wow... You good leh, still make an effort to make the nice Xmas cupcake pprs. :)) the cake does look soft... Hope it'll turn up higher next time. :)) happy holidays friend!

  18. hello jess, the cupcake wrappers look fantastic here.

  19. Your cakes look fantastic and the cupcake wrappers are a great idea. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  20. thank you 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝.

    Jess, do try it, easy and yummy.

    Thanks Cookie Sleuth.

  21. Yes Sweetylicious, this sponge cake is soft and fluffy.

    Thanks Elin and Merry Xmas to you too.

    Thanks Grace. DIY cupcake wrapper is very easy, I am sure you are able to make it better.

  22. Thanks Wen.

    Neyeeloh, my daughter sometimes is like a pig, you will get shock if you see how she eat heeheehee...

    Hanushi, can share what is the reason? *curious*

  23. Thanks Min, do try it out.

    Kristy, the cake is indeed spongy and delicious.

    Thanks tigerfish.

  24. Christine, I DIY the cupcake wrappers myself cos here in Spore also selling expensive. You can DIY yourself too, is very easy, just need to take up some of your times.

    Swee San, I will definitely give you support.

    Angie, I think chiffon is more difficult for me leh :).

  25. Rebecca, my daughter only love the cake, she dun care much of the wrapper heeheehee...

    Thanks Sonia.

    Bee Bee, I am so tempting by the wrappers after seeing at Ann's blog but lazy to make until Xmas season that no reason for me not to make it :P. I put too little batter in the cupcake, next time will increas. Happy Holiday too and enjoy your vacation.


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