Raspberry Sponge

This delightful dessert can be served with a handful of mixed berries on the side or an irresistible raspberry sauce poured over the cake.

What you need:

Sponge Cake vanilla*                                 : 1
Mascarpone Cheese or any Cream cheese : 200 gm
Icing sugar                                                  : 3 tablespoon
Fresh Raspberries                                       : 2 cups
Castor Sugar                                               : 2 tablespoon
Lemon Juice                                               : 1 tablespoon
Water                                                          : 1 cup
Coffee powder                                            : 1 tablespoon
Chocolate cubes                                          : 50 gms

*You can either get a sponge cake from the supermarket, or prepare it at home based on the directions below. Both work equally great, so if you are short of time, this dessert allows you to make that compromise.


How to Make:
1. Cut the sponge cake from the middle into two parts using a sharp knife such that they are now two sponge cakes.
2. Mix coffee powder into half cup of hot water, and pour it over a large plate.
3. Dip the sponge cakes one side only over the coffee.
4. Melt the chocolate and pour it over one of the sponge cake,one side only.
5. Beat mascarpone cheese with icing sugar in a bowl till it becomes smooth and fluffy in texture.
6. Pour the beaten mixture into the same sponge over the chocolate, and top with half of the raspberries.
7. Place the other sponge over it slowly and carefully, so that it sits right above the other one.
8. Your raspberry sponge cake is ready. Decorate it with some more raspberries and leftover cheese at the top.
9. Put water, raspberries, castor sugar, lemon juice in a pan, and bring to a boil over high heat.
10. Reduce the heat and let the raspberry sauce thicken to a syrup like consistency.
11. Put the cake and the sauce in the refrigerator, and serve when cold.
12. To serve the cake, cut a piece and place on a plate and pour a spoonful of the raspberry sauce over the cake. Enjoy :))