Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chocolate & vanilla marble cake

Really love d marble effect of this Rachel Allen's cake recipe, enough to give it a try even through I don’t have a mixer. Man! Such hard work whisking d cream, then d sugar! But I did it & end result is quite worth all d hard work trying to cream d butter by hand!

However, cant really c much of d marble effect on my cake. Guess I didn’t draw enough swirls through d cake. Also, I changed d timing & temp as my oven burned easily. () r what I have changed/replaced.

  • 225g Butter, softern
  • 225g Caster sugar (brown sugar)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g Plain flour (cake flour)
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 50ml Milk
  • 50g Cocoa powder (40g only)
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (160c).
  2. Cream butter in a large bowl till soft. Add sugar & beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Whisk eggs & vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Gradually add eggs to butter mixture, beating all the time.
  4. Sift in flour & baking powder & fold in gently to mix, then add milk & mix gently to combine.
  5. Tip half of the cake mixture into another large bowl & fold in sifted cocoa powder.
  6. Place cake mixtures into baking pan/tin by alternating spoonfuls of d vanilla batter with d chocolate batter, then with a chopsticker or similar implement, gently draw swirls through d cake mixture to ‘marblise’ it. Don’t overmix or u won’t have that wonderful marble effect.
  7. Bake in d oven for 45mins (25mins) or till a skewer inserted into d middle comes out clean.
  8. Turn cake out onto a wire rack & allow to cool be4 serving.


Malkavian said...

I like this!!!
Nice Blog

KAS said...

Just thought I'd say hi!!

And... well.... reading your blog makes me hungry!

Surprised to know you're in Thailand. :)

Irene said...

TQ! Will work harder to blog more! ha!

Ya, been here for almost 3yrs alrdy!