I thought I would just share one more baking post before I go back to school in a few days, as when I go back I most likely won't have the time to bake for a while. This time I thought I would make some marble cake using a recipe I came across on the BBC Good Food Website recently, as I really like marble cake but had never ventured to make it myself before...
225g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
2tbsp cocoa powder
1. First, I heated the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4, and lined a cake tin with baking paper (I used a long tray bake cake tin for mine).
2. Then, I creamed together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl before adding the eggs one at a time, and mixing well after each addition.
3. Next I folded in the flour and added in the milk and vanilla, stirring well again to make sure everything was mixed together properly.
4. Then, I poured half of the mixture into a separate bowl and stirred the cocoa powder into that bowl. I also added a few chocolate chips to that bowl as well (it's not in the recipe to do this, and you don't really have to but I thought it might add a little bit extra to the cake).
5. Next, I alternately spooned the two different mixtures into the cake tin before mixing them around so the mixture was evenly spread. Using a skewer I then swirled around the mixture to help create the marbled effect.
6. The cake then went into the oven for 45-55 minutes- I left mine in for about 45, and just checked the inside was cooked by putting in a skewer and making sure it came out clean.
7. After leaving it to cool for a while, I took the cake out of the tin and cut it into 12 equal-ish pieces.
8. To finish off the cakes I then melted some chocolate and just drizzled it over the tops of the pieces (again, this isn't something that the recipe asks for but I thought it would just create more flavour!)
On the whole, this cake was a lot easier to make than I thought it would be. And it tastes pretty good too-even if I do say so myself :-)
I hope you all enjoyed reading this post, and I hope it might give some of you inspiration to make it yourselves...
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