The human being memory is absolutely amazing. There are some amazing dishes that brings out the best memories on us. I am sure I have spoken about this before because most of the dishes take me back to some pretty awesome places. The Chocolate Marble cake takes me back to some sweet memories. It used to give me strength and happiness after a nice play time with my family.
I must admit the recipe resembles very little the one I used to eat when I was a child, but that is only because of the ingredients used. Due to life conditions, margarine was used to make cakes. Although nowadays there are some high quality versions, the margarine used had a very strong and characteristic flavor. Using high quality ingredients like butter, cocoa and vanilla takes the cake to a new level.
The Chocolate Marble cake is a pretty nice tea or morning cake. I love to pair it with a nice cup of unsweetened tea, obviously, or coffee. Perfect to eat in a beautiful afternoon with your girls or your sweet friends over the perfect sound of some of your favorite tunes. Let us give it a try? 🙂
Chocolate Marble Cake
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 125 g salted butter, cubed*
- 3 eggs *
- 1/2 cup whole milk*
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
*All ingredients should be at room temperature.
Preheat the oven at 180 °C (350 °F). Prepare the cake pan with butter and flour. Sift the flour and the baking powder together in a separate bowl.
In a bowl beat the sugar and the butter together for around 5 minutes or until it reaches an homogeneous mixture.
Once well mixed, add the eggs one at the time. Ensure to mix well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat well.
Alternate the addition of flour and milk to the dough. Incorporate the ingredients very well after each addition.
Divide the batter and add the cocoa powder to one of the bowls. Ensure to incorporate well the powder.
Alternate the addition of plain and chocolate batters to the cake pan. You can add the plain batter to the middle of the pan, then chocolate in the middle of the plain batter and you do that for the next additions as well.
Place the pan at the oven and bake it until a wooden skewer comes out from the center of the cake dried.
Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool before grabbing a piece. Enjoy it with your favorite tea, coffee or a water glass.
Until next time, Hungry People.