Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Marble Cake

Baked marble cake because it's my mom's favorite cake. My mom is not a baked cake person actually, she's more into steamed cakes and those traditional nibbles.

Still had a bit of a problem with my oven, because I followed the recipe thoroughly to the oven temperature, which is 180º C... just to find my cake's surface burnt. I was sitting in front of the oven, reading, when I saw that the top part is kinda burnt, thus making me reduce the temperature to 150º C by reducing the gas power of the stove.

Yummy and hot marble cakes, sliced, after the removal of the disastrous burnt part.

One slice.

And another.

I just have one problem that's bothering me a bit. Please if anyone knows the answer, let me know! My cake's edges are tad crispy and hard. Not that it's not nice; my mom actually loves the crispy crust.
Why is my crust crispy? It's biscuit like crispy, although it's not as crispy as that. Issit supposed to be like that? Or is there any problem with the oven temperature or butter when I whisk everything?

Marble Cake
From Yasa Boga group

200 gr caster sugar
175 gr unsalter butter
3 egg whites
4 egg yolks
25 gr cocoa powder
150 gr all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

1. Grease and flour a pan (I used loaf pan). Preheat oven to 180ºC.
2. Beat butter and sugar until it's pale colored and well mixed, add in eggs one by one while beating, and keep beating until it expands. Little by little add in flour while still beating the dough. Add in baking powder.
3. Divide the dough into two. Put one part of the dough into the pan, and mix the rest with cocoa powder. Add in the chocolate dough to the pan, and mix both doughs using fork to create marble-like texture.
4. Bake for around 50 minutes.


  1. Your marble cake looks perfect! Thanks so much for your comment and adding me to your blog list, I'm totally chuffed. Your blog is great and I can't wait to see what you bake next x

  2. The marble looks look so pretty! I am sure the taste is even better!^^

  3. The texture of your cake looks sooo nice. The swirls are very pretty too. :) Btw, I don't really make that many cakes, but I'm guessing that the oven temperature was a bit too high so it made the crust crispy. I think you mixed it just right and everything because the texture looks very nice. I learned that to keep something from becoming too burnt, you can loosely cover the pan with aluminum foil, which reflects the heat so that way the top isn't burnt. I don't know if this will help though.