Devonshire Chocolate Sponge
50 mins (prep 30, cooking 20)
11 ingredients
6-8 servings
This unusual cake has been a big hit with our guests here at 'Avalon'. It's not a large cake but it's rich and moist and the topping/filling is bittersweet. A chocolate cake more suited to adult taste - although my 2 year old great-nephew ate it with gusto and pronounced it, 'Yummmm!' Decorate it, if possible, with fresh edible flowers from your garden. I use violets. The recipe is from a book called 'Devonshire Flavour' which I bought whilst I was living in Devon in 1979 - and it's taken me this long to discover this terrific cake.

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Serving Size (94.2 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 433.6 Calories from Fat 230.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25.6g 236.33%
Saturated Fat 6.19g 185.56%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 10.21mg 20.41%
Sodium 470.69mg 117.67%
Total Carbohydrate 48.68g 97.36%
Dietary Fiber 3.74 g 89.8%
Sugars 29.81 g %
Protein 8.78g 105.33%
Vitamin A 1039.37IU% Vitamin C 0.9mg%
Calcium 257.61mg% Iron 2.46mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
instant coffee powder