One food from Enid Blyton’s books that never failed to have us drooling was the chocolate sponge cake – a delicious dessert that the Famous Five, Secret Seven and girls at boarding school all enjoyed. Check out this passage from The Mystery of the Strange Bundle, which features the Five Find-Outers:
“It was a very fine tea- hot, new-made scones, sweet and buttery, strawberry jam, bread and butter, and potted salmon and shrimp paste, small ginger buns, shortbread biscuits, and, of course, the large chocolate sponge, which had a thick cream filling.”
Now, doesn’t that sound delicious?
The Story of Sponge Cakes
Sponge cake is a cake made with flour, sugar and eggs and was one of the first non-yeasted cakes to exist.
Sponge cakes can be made using a variety of ingredients like strawberries, mango and chocolate. Sponge cakes can also have a cream filling, like the ones in Enid Blyton novels.
After making your sponge cake, serve it as a dessert or have a slice with tea.