Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Marble Cake

My daughter wanted to try a cake recipe from her cook book so I decided to help her . She picked the recipe of marble cake where she wanted to use cake tins which is in the shape of cupcakes.... an excuse to have a big cupcake !!

The recipe is from the book of You Can Cook  a step by step cookbook for kids written by Annabel Karmel. Its a lovely book for kids. And I did a little  bit change in the recipe.

You will need :

  • 200 grams  unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
I have always noticed from my childhood my grandma and then my ma used to always wash the eggs and dry them before using them.  Now, I do understand the importance of it.  She also used to break each egg in a bowl and then mix it with others.  This tip of hers is always useful since it will always help one the risk of shell bits  getting into the ingredients. 

  • 75 grams plain chocolate
  • 250 grams caster sugar
  • 200 grams self-raising flour
  • large pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
For the chocolate icing:
  • 85 grams plain chocolate
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup


  1. Preheat the oven 180C/350F.  Lightly grease a Bundt tin or Cupcake mould tin.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set oven a pan of warm water. Then set it aside to cool.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time. If the mixture curdles (separate) add a spoonful of flour and carry on beating.
  5. Then sift over the flour and salt. Fold this in.
  6.  Divide the mixture equally between two bowls. Stir the vanilla into one of the bowls of mixture.
  7. Add the Cocoa powder and chocolate to the other bowl. Stir to combine.
  8. put alternating spoonfuls of chocolate and vanilla in the tin. You can do this in two layers, if you like.
  9. Use  a skewer or wooden spoon to swirl the mixtures into each other for a marble effect.  Bake for 50 minutes or until the cake is risen and firm to the touch.
  10. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes. Then turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely before icing.
To decorate:
My daughter wanted to try icing sugar, So she sift over a little icing sugar.

 chocolate icing : 
Put the chocolate , milk and golden syrup into a heat proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  Leave to melt , stirring occasionally . Then cool the icing slightly and drizzle it over the cake.

The taste was excellent , I never thought it would turn out perfect. This is a perfect recipe if you looking for a marble cupcake recipe. And remember baking time for small cupcakes would be 30 minutes. Hope your kids would enjoy doing this, as much as my daughtie did....!!!


Paula said...

what a delicious blog! here is so many inspirations!

have a nice time,

Home of Cupcakes said...

Thanx Paula...


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