List of ingredients:
- 200 grams of flour
- 150 grams of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 8 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 100 ml of oil
- 125 ml of milk
- baking powder
- 150 ml of milk
- 2 tablespoons of rum
We start off by putting all 4 eggs into the mixing bowl.
After we mix them for several minutes we add 125 ml of milk with the sugar and mix that until we get a mixture that looks like this.
The next step is to add all the flour with the baking powder, however, we must be careful to add it little by little so it mixes well.
We continue by adding 8 tablespoons of cocoa powder so we get that rich chocolate look and flavour.
Now the mixture is ready to go and all we need to do is to put it in the oven. I recommend a baking tray with dimensions 20 x 32 cm. The next step is to place the parchment paper into the baking tray since this will make things much easier when you will take the sponge cake out of tray. If you don’t have parchment paper you can easily use butter and spread it on the tray in thin layer, as this will also prevent sponge cake from sticking to the tray.
Then we fill the tray with our batter and put it in the oven on 180 °C ( 350 Fahrenheit) for 20 to 30 minutes.
TIP: How to know when the sponge cake is perfectly baked? – Take a toothpick, stick it in the middle of sponge cake and then take it out. If the toothpick is smooth and clean, without any raw batter, then you can turn off the oven.
Take the sponge cake out of the baking tray and move it on a normal, plastic tray.
Then we put milk on the hot stove and add 2 tablespoons of rum. After the mixture has boiled we start to soak our sponge cake until we use it all. I recommend to use a spoon instead of just pouring all of the milk directly from the pot as this will make our dogs’ snouts evenly moist.
All there is left to do is to serve the dessert, so just take a knife and cut it in any shape you like. I have decided for little triangles, so they would resemble real dogs’ snouts and I have decorated them with little sugar pearls on top of them. Right before serving add some whipped cream or even some vanilla ice cream (or both!) and these dogs’ snouts will be gone in seconds.
I hope you enjoy this sweet and simple dessert!