Another relaxing activity that I like to do is to bake. Although it can be tedious while getting everything to come together but the end results are really worth all the effort.
So I baked Marble Cake last evening.
The girls loved this and eagerly chomped down their slices even though they were full from their dinner.
Marble Cake Recipe
227g Unsalted Butter, softened
160g Caster Sugar (original recipe called for 220g)
4 Large Eggs (about 60g each)
225g Self-raising Flour
3 Tablespoons Fresh Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoon Hershey’s Cocoa Powder
1. Preheat the oven to 170 degree and line cake tin with greaseproof paper. (Original recipe called for 180 Degree Celsius, which was too high when I baked it, after 30 minutes the top was crisp but the insides were wobbly and wet)
2. Beat soft butter and sugar in electric mixer till light and creamy (about 2 – 8 minutes on medium low speed).
3. Next beat in egg one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
4. Fold in the flour, milk and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.
5. Divide the mixture into 2 bowls and stir in sifted cocoa powder into one of the bowls.
6. Scoop the chocolate and vanilla cake batter alternately into the prepared tin. (I used a silicone loaf tin)
7. When all the mixture has been used up, tap the bottom of the tin on table to release the trapped air bubbles.
8. Take a skewer and swirl it around the mixture in the tin a few times to create a marbled effect.
9. Bake the cake for 50 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
10. Turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool.
There… the recipe for all to give it a try. Let me know if it works for you.