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Friday, March 28, 2014

Bake Along #59 Chocolate Marble Cake

A classic marbled cake. At times I can crave for it. So many recipes I want to try. I have tried this, and this, even marbled with Nutella. And I love all three!
Now fourth recipe to put to the test. I want to try the recipe Ju from The Little Teochew shared, originally from BBC Good Food

 


What you need:

 225g butter , softened
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
225g self-raising flour
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Method:
  1. Heat oven to 180C. Grease a 20cm cake tin and line the bottom with a circle of greaseproof paper
  2. Preparing the batter: By food processor: Put all the ingredients (except the cocoa powder) and whizz for 1-2 mins until smooth. By mixer: Beat the butter and sugar together, then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Fold through the flour, milk and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth
  3. Divide the mixture between 2 bowls. Stir the cocoa powder into the mixture in one of the bowls. Take 2 spoons and use them to dollop the chocolate and vanilla cake mixes into the tin alternately. When all the mixture has been used up, tap the bottom on your work surface to ensure that there aren’t any air bubbles. Take a skewer and swirl it around the mixture in the tin a few times to create a marbled effect
  4. Bake the cake for 45-55 mins until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool
 
This is one typical traditional marble cake. Nice and delicious. Soft but a little dry and rather crumbly. Finer texture would be better, too. If I were to bake using this recipe again, I would replace the cocoa powder with melted dark chocolate. It would be more moist, which I like. Or if cocoa powder was the only option, I would use good one, such as Valrhona to get better color and taste :)
 
I guess the next recipe I'd love to try is another marble cake Ju shared from Life Is Great. It looks so good! :)
Oh which one first? Ok, I shall try both :P
 
 
In the meantime, let me have my cuppa with a slice (or two) of this cake :)
 


This post is for Bake Along #59, an event organised by Joyce from Kitchen FlavoursLena from Frozen Wings and Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids


8 comments:

  1. Hi Alice,
    Haha! I am like you! There are a few marble cakes recipes which I really want to try, but not now! I will, one of these days! Your cake looks very nice! I would go with a cup of hot coffee!
    Thanks for baking along with us!

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    1. thks Joyce, all the recipes queuing patiently LOL

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  2. Hi Alice, your cake looks okay. Was told SRF results in crumbly cake, not necessarily dry. I have experienced it several times so I switch to using plain flour with baking powder.

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  3. Hi Alice,

    Me too... I have many marble butter cake recipes to try too but must pace myself with all these butter consumption :p

    Great choice for using Valrhona cocoa to bake your cake :D

    Zoe

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    1. thks Zoe, yeah, must know when to bake again, too dangerous consuming this kind of cake in regular basis :)

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  4. hi alice, i have seen this recipe too when i was browsing for butter cakes..but ended up making one from martha stewart to link up with CLAS! haha! thx for joining , i know you are already so busy with AFF, really appreciate that!

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    1. thks Lena, I will always try my best not to skip any event if possible, sometimes it didn't work out well though, there were some bakes I still missed out :P

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