Marble Loaf Cake
Every baking household I know has their own 'tried and tested' marble cake recipe. As for me, this is my new version and I thought it was 'different'. This recipe is very moist and a little sticky in the centre and slightly crispy on the crusts when straight out from the oven. Love it for tea or as dessert after a hearty dinner, not to forget that cup of hot black frothy coffee. Just heaven! 250 gm all purpose flour 1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate (add in the flour) 100 gm castor sugar 175 gm unsalted butter (room temperature) 80 ml sour cream 2 large eggs (room temperature) vanilla extract 125 ml boiling water 175 gm dark bitter chocolate (melted)
Pre-heat oven at 170 degree celcius. Grease the side of a loaf tin and sprinkle flour over. Line the tin with grease paper. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Alternate the flour and boiling water.
Cream until even and scoop out 3 scoops and add melted chocolate (chocolate batter). Pour batter into the baking tin followed by the chocolate batter.
Folding the chocolate batter into the cake batter to get the marble effect.
Bake for 40 minutes or till the cake tester say so.
I am afraid I didn't do too well here. The chocolate batter just decided to stay unmarbled. Anyway, came out good enough for me.