Over at Pinch of Yum blog, Lindsay shared her take on a marble cake. I should have been careful and read the warning between the lines – this cake is the shortest road to food heaven and self-restrain hell! I cooked it and then I ate most of it, despite my diet of now nearly 10 weeks!
This cake is mild, delicate and a touch salty from the condense milk in it. You also can’t really taste the milk, you rather go: “m-m-m…. yum… what is it? I know this taste” – but it’s gone now, you have to take another bite!
Here is the recipe. For a change I haven’t amended anything and followed it to a Tee (well, kind of)…
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
120ml sweetened condensed milk
1 beaten egg
90g melted butter
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 160C. Grease a loaf pan with nonstick spray or parchment paper.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a medium bowl.
- Add the vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, milk, egg, and melted butter. Stir until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, reserving about 1/3 of the batter. (I was surprised to see that the batter took only a third of the baking form. By the end of the baking time it has perfectly risen to the top!)
- Mix the cocoa powder with the remaining batter and stir until combined. Pour the chocolate batter over the regular batter and marble with the tip of a knife, making “s” motions throughout the batter until the two batters are swirled together in a nice pattern.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.