Saturday, June 29, 2013

Recipe: Marble Cake

Morning, earthlings! What's your plan on this lovely Saturday?

It's time to update about my weekly bake, was supposed to blog last few days but I procrastinate as usual HEH So here goes! Well, if you followed me on Instagram (username: hildamildaa), you should have known what did I bake last week (:

Once in a while, I will crave for marble cake, no idea why but I just do. Not really a healthy option but no harm indulging something sinful sometimes *chuckles in denial mode* As I was looking for recipes to bake that day, I saw this marble cake recipe. It doesn't look complicated, so I decided to give it a try! Since my family love butter cake as well. It's just like any typical butter cake, just that it requires extra few steps to make the marble effect. The ingredients are pretty easy to get too.

150g butter
70g sugar
4 egg yolks
80ml milk
180g self-raising flour
2tbsp cocoa powder

4 egg whites
70g sugar
1/8 tsp cream of tartar

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar before adding in the egg yolks and milk. 
  3. Then in a separate bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar, add sugar gradually.
  4. Add in the egg whites (second batter in step 3) into the first batter, beat until well incorporated before adding in the flour.
  5. Remove 1/3 of the batter into another bowl, add in cocoa powder and fold well.
  6. Pour 1/2 of the original batter into a lined cake pan. Next pour in the cocoa batter. Finally pour in the remaining original batter.
  7. Use a chopstick to create some random designs (this is where the fun part is) on the batter (basically just draw some circles) to create the marble effect. The messier the better. You can also add a few drops of the cocoa batter on top so it doesn't look so plain on top. 
  8. Lastly, bake in oven for 50 mins.
TADAAAAAAA, the end result!
Erupted like a volcano, it doesn't look appealing T__T Probably the temperature was too high LOL 
Marbling effect wasn't that prominent too but I guess it's okay? HEHE cause I think I was pretty safe, I didn't make it messy. 
Close up of the sinful and moist marble cake I made :D 
That's pretty much it. I'll probably try another method (whole egg method) again and see if there's any difference in texture. Lemme know if you guys are gonna try this recipe or perhaps lemme know if it's successful. Either way, I hope you guys like it. Cause it's really simple and delectable too *licks finger* Especially if you have it with a cup of cold milk!

Till then, happy baking!



C H I Q E S S said...

Haha, I actually think the erupted surface makes it look more yummy! You know - homemade like feel :D
Your cake looks really moist and delicious. Thanks for the recipe share!

Mr Lonely said...

nice guide, maybe i can learn bake cake also~ XD

HerYuan Lau said...

recently very free keep making cakes arr? :P

HenRy LeE said...

one piece for me please :D

Small Kucing said...

much better looking than my attempt

nicccchang said...

I want eatttttttt.

Wei Wei said...

I want to eat. One piece for me too... (:

Henry Tan said...

hahaha what's with the total clean food huh? XD
anyway u are too pro ad la. teach me teach me!

snoopy said...

So nice that you can bake! :O

XCB said...

i cant wait for your next bake ady haha

Merryn said...

Nice! How I wish my oven is functional so I can bake this too!

Smartan Dad said...

Looks yummy!