Marble Cake

Marble Cake
When I saw Zoe's blog Bake for Happy Kids and her baking pals will be
having Bake Along Theme "Marble Cake", I do not hesitate to join in because
we all Asian loves to eat Marble Cake.   This time I am not baking 
using my recipe but I am using recipe from Stephanie from Joy of Baking.  
This cake came out moist, bit of sweet, not happy with the swirls
but the taste still superb.  Next bake will reduce the sugar.
Lastly, I still prefer my recipe...hahaha (so bad of me) because
I wanted my Marble Cake to be full of butter taste and a bit dry.

Today, while preparing all those ingredients, I found myself to be
so unorganized. Told my son that maybe since today is a non working day, 
maybe my brain has been switched off to sleeping mode.
I told myself, hope the cake will come out great.
Well, at the end, it did not fail me.

 140g semisweet chocolate (chopped and melt).
295g Flour (shift together with baking powder and baking soda).
2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder and 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda.
170g Butter (room temperature).
3 Eggs (room temperature).
1/3 cup (80 ml) Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt (room temperature).
1/2 cup (120 ml) Milk (room temperature).
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract.
250g Caster Sugar (will reduce to 220g).

 Beat butter until smooth and well combined.

 Add in the caster sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

 Add in egg one at a time and beat until well combine.

Note : In between I add in 1 tablespoon of flour to avoid the batter from curdling.

 Add in vanilla extract and sour cream and beat until well combined.

 Beat in the flour mixture in three additions alternating with the milk to the 
batter and ending with the flour until well combined.

 Look like this after all the ingredients have been well combined.

 Transfer a little more than half of batter to another bowl.
Add in the melted chocolate to the lesser batter.

Mix the chocolate mixture and the lesser batter until well combined. 

With the plain batter and chocolate batter, put big spoonful of it 
into a prepared tin, alternating the two batters. 

Look like this before you use a skewer to draw swirls.

Look like this after you have drawn swirls. 

Bake for 45 minutes at 190 Degree Celsius (depends on individual oven). 
Let it cool for around 30 minutes before removing the cake. 

Since I wanted it to be dried in texture, I re-bake it.
So stubborn of me....what to do when I wanted to enjoy it with my
favourite drink green tea.

Have a Happy Weekend.

I am submitting this post, Marble Cake to Bake Along event
with theme "Marble Cake" organized by 


Baby Sumo said…
Amy, you are right. Asians sure love marble cake. It's my mums all time favorite cos it's so rich.
Hi Amy,
Lovely marble cake! Looks like marble cake is a favourite for most of us. Yes, a slice is really nice with a cup of warm tea!
Thank you for baking along with us!
Ivy Sew said…
Hi Amy, I love marble cake with coffee or hot tea too. Your marble cake already tempt me to give this a try. Have yet to try my hand in marble cake, hehehe.. Cheers and warmest regards :)
mui mui said…
Hi Amy,
Both my mum and my mil love marble cake. You are so right Asian love rich buttery marble cake.

Can I join you for a cuppa of green tea and 2 slices of your lovely marble cake?? :)
Zoe said…
Hi Amy,

You said that you like drier butter cake? hmmm... I always thought that most people including me like moist cakes. Drier butter cake??? I see what you meant. I think your drier butter cake will taste more like biscotti... with coffee and tea will be nice! :D

lena said…
hi amy, i know some people do not like too moist cakes either..glad that this recipe from joy of baking has turned out well for you. i was just reading your profile and can relate so much ..when i was small, my mum also chased me out from her kitchen!
Kimmy said…
Hi Amy, noticed your cake only needs 3 eggs and using a tube pan which I do have lying idle in cabinet. I like moist cake, what do I need to adjust, the temperature?
Hi Kimmy, this cake is moist. No need to change anything. Out of the blue, I wanted to eat drier cake thus I rebake it again. Happy baking.

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