Saturday, December 25, 2010

r.'s marble cake

my boyfriend makes a wonderful marble cake! it is best if it is hot and still a bit moisty (just take it out of the oven a few minutes before it gets dry/ready.) the recipy is based on a very simple cake (just take the first three/four ingredients and you have a cake that you can vary as you like).


         ingredients:
  • 1.5 glasses of sugar
  • 1 glass of oil/or butter (make sure the oil hast NO tast, otherwise you will have a sunflower cake, like we had once, hihi)
  • 2 glasses of self-raising flour (if you only have normal flour, add two small spoons of baking powder)
  • 3 freedom eggs
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 2 bars of dark chocolat
  • 100 g of pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 glass of coffee (can be instant coffee)
    • 1 cork of vanilla sauce for baking (or just a small spoon of vanilla powder)
    • 1-2 spoons of cacao

      -first heat the oven to 180°C

      -then mix the sugar, the oil and the eggs and prepare 1/2 a glass of coffee (without sugar and milk…), put the vanilla in it.

      -mix the flour and the coffee with the eggs mixture.  

      -melt 1 chocolate bar in 1 glass of milk on a small flame. when it is melted use the cacao to make it thicker.  

      -mix 1/3 a glass of the eggs mixture with the melted chocolate.


        -pour half of the eggs mixture in a cake pan and half of the chocolate mixture in a straight line into it.
        then put the rest of the eggs mixture into the cake pan and add the remaining chocolate mixture (in a strait line).
        Make wave patterns (meander) in your cake with a big fork to create the marble like  pattern.


        optional:
        grind 1 chocolate bar with the nuts and put it on top of the mixture in the baking dish.

        bake for 20 minutes and then check with a toothpick or a fork in the middle of the cake, if it does not come out clean it’s not ready. give it a couple of minutes. remember that it is best if it is a bit moisty. 

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