Friday, 22 March 2013

Marbled chocolate cake, with a hint of orange

I made marbled chocolate cake last weekend, based from a recipe found in a book belonging to my mum in law.

Recipe adapted from The Dairy Book Of British Food:

225 grams butter
225 grams caster sugar
4 eggs
225 grams cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
grated rind of 1 large orange
1 tablespoon of orange juice
75 grams of chocolate, melted
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

Grease a cake pan with butter. Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy, and gradually add in the eggs, one at a time. Add in the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix throughly.

Divide the mixture into 2. Add in the orange rind and juice to one and the melted chocolate and cocoa powder to the other.

Put alternate spoonfuls of the 2 mixtures into the prepared cake pan and swirl using a knife to make the marble effect.

Bake at 180 degree Celsius for 35 to 40 minutes or until cook.

The marble effect
This recipe is easy to make. I love the taste but will definitely add in more orange rind and juice in the future (maybe double the amount).

No comments:

Post a Comment