This is a very simple cake, this is what you may call a “coffee cake” (not a cake made of coffee, but a cake to accompany one).
The chocolate marble is totally optional. You can omit the chocolate and make this cake with fresh fruits, or with all kinds of nuts.
The look of the cake in the picture may look strange, and that`s because I made this specific one using a rose shaped tin (which looks great when the cake is whole, but looks rather weird when you slice the cake).
Chocolate marble cake\ Carine Goren,The Kitchen Helper- Desserts (makes one cake)
200 gr. butte, soft
1 1\2 cups (300 gr.) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 21\2 cups (350 gr.) flour
1 bag (10 gr.) baking powder
1\2 teaspoon baking soda
1\2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (240 ml.) buttermilk
For chocolate marble:
150 gr. bittersweet chocolate
1 tablespoon granulated coffee
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoon milk
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a 26 cm. diameter cake pan with parchment paper and butter well.
Mix butter, sugar and vanilla in a mixer on a medium speed until creamy and fluffy. add the eggs, one after another.
In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Switch the mixer to the lowest speed and add the flour mixture and the butter milk alternately. Mix only until the mixture is combined.
Put 2\3 of the mixture in the prepared pan.
Make the chocolate mixture:
In a bowl, melt all of the ingredients together, whisk until combined. Add the chocolate mixture to the remaining cake batter and mix until combined.
Pour the chocolate batter on top of the batter that is already in he pan, and using a knife make the marble effect- just swirl the knife in the batter until you see that the two mixture have combine (do not over do the marble effect).
Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.Naama