Sunday, 29 September 2013

Chocolate and vanilla swirled marble cake

Serves 8 
Prep time- 50 min 
1.All purpose flour - 200 g
2.Butter - 150 g
3.Confectioners sugar- 220 g
4.Eggs - 4
5.Cocoa powder - 3 heaped tbsp
6.Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
7.Baking powder- 1 tsp
8.Buttermilk - 100 ml

1.Preheat the oven at 140 degrees for 15 min.
2. In a bowl mix the butter and sugar until you get a creamy texture.
3. Now beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add them to the above mixture.
4. Add the flour and buttermilk alternatively to the mixture to get it smooth.
5.Add in the baking powder and the vanilla essence.
6.In a bowl place half of the batter and add in the cocoa powder.
7.Grease a loaf pan and place four spoonfulls of vanilla batter into the pan spacing them far enough to create a checker board when you add the chocolate batter. Add the chocolate batter into the spaces to fill the bottom of the pan.Repeat it for the second layer alternating with the vanilla and chocolate batter.
8.Using the handle of a wooden spoon, swirl the batter to create a marbled effect.
9. Place in the oven and bake for 40 min. The cake is done when it turns golden brown on the outside and a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
10.Cool on a rack for 10 min and then unmould and cool completely.