Monday, June 9, 2008

Chocolate Marble Cake

Last Thursday and Friday were great as I was on leave and spent most part of the days lazing around doing nothing much but watching my favourite Taiwan soap opera - The Prince who turn into a frog. I am not shy to admit that at this age (neither that young or ehm....old) there is still this little girl in me who enjoys a good fairy tale story with happy ending. I hate the reality of life which is full of broken marriages and relationships.

Since I was on leave there were no excuses not to bake something. But as most of my time was spent watching the Taiwan soap opera and since the show was quite interesting, I didn't want to spent too much time in the kitchen baking. Therefore I decided on this Chocolate Marble Cake that is really fast to prepare. The entire preparation only took me about 30 minutes and when 30 minutes was up I was able to continue with the show while waiting for the cake to finish baking (cheeky grin).

Here's the recipe for Chocolate Marble Cake:-

250g butter
250g self-raising flour
200g castor sugar
100g semi sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
4 large eggs
1/4 cup milk

1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Mix in eggs, one at a time.
3. Fold in flour alternate with milk ending with flour.
4. Divide batter into 2 portions and stir melted chocolate into one of the portion.
5. Spoon plain cake batter into greased cake pan.
6. Spoon chocolate mixture over the plain cake mixture.
7. Swirl batter with a spatula to create marble effect.
8. Bake at 180 for 40 to 50 min.


wmw said...

I had thought about making this during my first attempt of baking (after such a long time) but ended up making cream cheese brownies instead. Think I might just do this next time :o)

Lianne said...

baking is never an easy task no matter how easy it sounds. i'm simply hopeless in it lol, perhaps all i need is a good recipe! :-) will try yours one day.

The Caked Crusader said...

Just because something's quick to make doesn't mean it can't be beautiful - and this cake certainly looks beautiful.

Nor is there anything wrong with liking fairy tales! Now, where's my prince......?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely cake you have there! I'm still not in the baking mood yet.

Big Boys Oven said...

this cake look so buttery and nice!wow!

Ling's Passion said...

wmw : Checked out your brownies, they look yummy. Will try it next time.

lianne : Thanks for dropping by. Baking is not that difficult once you get started. Welcome to the baking club....he...he..he

caked crusader : I love you....your comment is so timely. I often feel guilty baking simple food.

little corner : I agree with you, baking is dependant on mood. I too feel the same way sometimes.

big boys oven : Hellooo, long time no hear. Am impressed with many of your recent creations.