June 3, 2013

Marble Cake - Best Tea time cake


Ingredients :

  1. All purpose flour - 2 3/4 cups (275 g)
  2. Baking powder - 2 tsp
  3. Unsweetened cocoa powder - 21/2  tbsp (15 g)
  4. Sugar - 15 g (1 tbsp)
  5. Milk - 2 tbsp
  6. Butter - 225 g
  7. Sugar - 1 cup (200 g)
  8. Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  9. A pinch of salt
  10. Eggs - 4 medium sized
  11. Milk - 2 tbsp

Method :

1.   Grease & line up the baking pan with parchment paper.  Preheat the oven at 180 C.

2.   Sieve together the flour & baking powder.

3.   Whisk the butter until soft.  Add the sugar, vanilla essence & salt little by little, whisking all the time until you obtain a smooth mixture.

4.   Whisk in the eggs, one after the other.  Mix in the dry ingredients alternating with the 2 tbsp of milk.

5.   Put two-thirds of the sponge mixture in the mould.  Sift the cocoa powder and stir into the rest of the sponge together with the 1 tbsp of sugar & 2 tbsp of milk.

6.   Spoon the chocolate sponge on top of the light coloured sponge and using a fork, draw swirls through the two layers to create a marble pattern.

7.   Bake for about 55 mins.

Sprinkle the cake with icing sugar if desired.



Happy baking :)

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