Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Pandan Marble Cake


This is actually a simple Marble Cake recipe but I decided to change it a little to see what the effect would be. Preparation plus baking time should not take more than 1 and 1/2 hrs and that was because I have one of those unsophisticated ovens where baking time normally takes a little longer.

Ingredients

125g butter, softened
150g of caster sugar
3 large egges
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp of milk powder, stirred in 100ml of warm water
225g self-raising flour, sifted


Method

  1. Line a 20cm round cake tin or 17cmx17cm square cake tin with baking paper
  2. Preheat oven at 180°C.
  3. Cream softened butter with sugar until it turns creamy and pale.
  4. Add in the vanilla essence and mix well.
  5. Beat in one egg at a time. Make sure each egg is well blended into the mixture before the next one is added.
  6. Fold in sifted flour and milk alternately. This is to ensure that the mixture is thoroughly blended in.
  7. Divide the cake mixture into 3 portions and they need not be equal portions. I left most for the plain portion.
  8. Add melted cocoa (mix 1 1/2 tbsp of cocoa powder with 1 1/2tbsp of hot water) into one of the portions.
  9. For the last portion, I added a little pandan essence and green coloring.
  10. Pour in half of the plain mixture into the lined cake tin.
  11. Drop in the cocoa and pandan portion alternatively
  12. Pour in the rest of the plain mixture and tap the cake tin to ensure that the cake mix settles.
  13. Use a knife and run it through the batter a few times.
  14. Bake for 45mins - 50mins. Test with a toothpick or skewer to ensure cake is done.
  15. Remove from the oven and leave cake in the cake tin for 5 mins
  16. After that, remove cake from the cake tin onto a wire rack to cool completely.
My cake turned out the way it did coz my green portion was very little. So, instead of embedding the green portion between 2 plain layer, I just plonked the entire green portion in the centre of the cake. Actually, making marble cakes are fun as each outcome is different, depending on the artistic creativity of the baker :)


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4 comments:

babe_kl said...

wah this recipe uses very little butter worrr... good good good, less fat :D

YozoraNiteSky said...

yeah wor and very surprisingly the cake turned out quite nicely moist..could it have been the eggs? you think?

twosuperheroes said...

Chef Y...I've got a suggestion. How about if you take photos of the entire cake-making process next time so that I can actually visualize it... Haha...

I'm really really slow when it comes to translating what I've read from words to picturing it all out. Maybe more photos will be helpful for poor me... Haha. I wanna bake cakes like you too! :p

YozoraNiteSky said...

haha..supes.. that is actually a very good idea. i will really take it into consideration.. except that i still keep forgetting to take photos sometimes...as you notice that i only have pictures of slices of the cake after it has almost gone :p