Sunday, January 8, 2012

Great Grandaunt's Marble Cake

Nothing better than having a slice of moist marble cake to go with your morning coffee or milk to start the day! Baked this marble cake on New Year's Eve in less than an hour. Scrambling to bake two cakes before the clock strike twelve; oh, the life of a food blogger! Ah, I'm just kidding. My grandmother, Mama who is one to have many cravings (a very strong trait in our family) was craving her aunt's marble butter cake that week and as grandchildren, of course we had to fulfill that craving! Trust me, once she craves something, she won't stop until she gets it. Thank goodness it was just a marble cake this time and not a sugee cake!

  • 6 eggs
  • 230 g butter
  • 170g castor sugar
  • 170g all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  1. Separate the egg yolks and egg whites. Whisk the egg whites till it reaches the soft peak stage.
  2. Beat the castor sugar and the butter till light and turns to a pale yellow.
  3. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time.
  4. Fold in the egg whites.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  6. Separate the cake batter into two. In one bowl, sift the cocoa powder into the batter and mix till incorporated well.
  7. Pour the batter into a buttered cake tin or a non-stick cake tin.
  8. Use a toothpick to create swirls of vanilla and chocolate batter.

Bake in the oven for 45 minutes in a 180 degree oven. The top of the cake should be a golden brown.
Enjoy with a cup of coffee or some milk! :)

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