Coconut Spongey Cake


At one time, I kinda stopped baking because nobody (apart from my mom) wants to eat my cakes. My cakes are nice. But I think everyone got tired of cake. Like there’s such a thing. 🙄These people! Tsk tsk.

Anyhow, recently, I found new audience. People who enjoy my cakes and are thankful. 😁 I think that’s what all we, home bakers, ask for.

This cake is mildly sweet. It’s soft and spongey and light.  So we don’t feel guilty about having more than a slice.


Coconut Spongey Cake

70g virgin coconut oil

6 egg yolks

100g white wholemeal flour

70g coconut cream

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbsp desiccated coconut


6 egg whites

80 g sugar

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1. Mix the first 6 ingredients until well blended. Leave it aside.

2. In another clean oil-free bowl, whisk the next 3 ingredients until softish stiff peak stage.

3. Patiently,with a whisk, blend the two bowls of batter together.

4. Pour into a lined 8″x8″ pan. Bake in a water bath, 150c for about 45-50 min or until when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

5. When the cake is done, take it out and drop it on the table. That helps prevent massive shrinkage.


Chocolate Spongey Cake


My friend made the spongiest cake. It was so spongey, I kept squishing it coz it was really fascinating. I’ve never met a cake so spongey! It was totally like a sponge! Ok enough with the sponge.

Anyhow, I got the recipe from her and I’m never one for following a recipe to the T. Of course I made changes. Of course, I made it chocolate.     💡Then when it was done, I thought to myself “I must ask her why hers didn’t shrink as it cooled…”. Then I remembered that I had no right to ask her anything as I had totally changed her recipe! Haha!

💡I found out later that upon taking the cake out of the oven, I need to drop the cake to prevent shrinkage. It only shrunk a very teeny tiny bit, so yah, this method works! 😃

Chocolate Spongey Cake (8″x8″)

6 egg yolks

90g oil

70g milk

25g cocoa powder

90g atta flour/ white wholemeal flour

1/2 tsp salt

6 egg whites

100g sugar

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1. Mix the first 6  ingredients together until well mixed. The batter will be quite thick.

2. In another bowl, whisk the whites, sugar and cream of tartar until stiff peak.

3. Scoop a few large spoonful of the whisked whites into the chocolate batter to thin it out. Then incorporate the chocolate batter into the whisked whites with a wire whisk.

4. Pour into an 8″x8″ lined pan. Tap out the large air pockets by picking up the pan a little and dropping  it.

5. Bake in a water bath in a preheated 150c oven for about 45 min.

6. Leave to cool in the oven for about 1/2 hour, with the oven door ajar.

7. Cool before eating. Food tastes better when you have to wait. 😉

I like mine. It’s chocolate. Enough said.