Monday, 6 September 2010

MMMmmm Yummy!!

MMmm now whats in this pretty cake tin i wonder.. er could it be cake!!!..

found a great recipe before on the good food website..
chocolate and vanilla marble cake..

now bear with me on this .. my 4 year old was helping me so the marble effect is not so marbley!!.. and i think my cake tin was to large so it didn't rise as much but instead was more of a marble slab..but hey ho these things happen ..

see how its been destroyed though by the hubby and boys who say its deeeeelicious (their words not mind!) so it cant be to bad!!!

and i got to use my new oven glove that i bought from B&M's the other day its so sweet!!!

225 g butter, at room temperature
225 g caster sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
225 g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
50 ml milk
50 g cocoa powder, sifted
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1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Butter and flour the sides of a 20cm cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.

2. Cream the butter in a large bowl or in an electric food mixer until soft. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

3. Whisk the eggs and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Gradually add the eggs to the butter mixture, beating all the time. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in gently to mix, then add the milk and mix gently to combine.

4. Tip half of the cake mixture into another large bowl and, into this bowl, fold in the sifted cocoa powder.

5. Place the cake mixtures into the prepared tin by alternating spoonfuls of the vanilla batter with the chocolate batter, then with a skewer or similar implement, gently draw swirls through the cake mixture to ‘marblise’ it. Don’t overmix or you won’t have that wonderful marble effect. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

6. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack and allow to cool before serving.

perhaps if you have a go at making this you could send me your piccies of it so I know how it is suppose to look like!!!


  1. That looks rather scrummy - I shall have to persuade my mini-baker to try that sometime.

  2. Wow - looks delicious! And I love your cute oven gloves too!

  3. Glad to see you back, have just caught up with your posts. I love the mirror from the charity shop. Maybe I should try bartering next time Im in one (though I dont get over pricing as Im not and clearly dont look rich LOL!) X

  4. Oohhh looks totally yummy & how cute are those oven gloves!

  5. Beautiful blog and photos, have a nice day Radka.

  6. Hi Charl, thanks for leaving a message! Do you know it's the weirdest thing......I thought you must be taking a long holiday from blogging as I hadn't had any of your updates. When I realised you hadn't taken a break after you left a comment, I noticed that for some reason I wasn't a follower anymore. Cannot understand why...blogger was being funny to me before the summer and I think some blogs somehow got deleted from my blog list without me doing it. So, am back again...and have a lot of catching up to do...cue a steaming hot cuppa and a bit of peace if the bears are good!

    Have a fab weekend!

    Vanessa xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. Welcome back I've missed your lovely postings. I thought you like to know that a local company has an order from Britain to make thousands of retro phones such as yours, here in Christchurch NZ. We actually do out work for the company I hoping they have some over from the order.