Tuesday, April 10, 2012

rich marble chocolate cake

okay, what do you do when it's raining and you don't feel like getting up from the bed and all you want to do is to just veg out and not do anything? huh? huh? huh?

you...bake!! not one, not two...nope, not three either...but...you guys ready for this? FIVE, yes, you read right, FIVE, f-i-v-e cakes!! *chicken dance* (lepas tu pengsan sebab penat) five cakes and...(there's more) two batches of these. i know, i know, insanity has no cure...but, it has its rewards, i'm telling you, in the form of wonderful desserts!
o-kaaaaylah, in all fairness, i didn't plan on baking five cakes and 2 batches of cookies. i wanted to bring something to a friend's house tomorrow because we have a lunch something-something there, and off i went to my favorite blog, www.bisousatoi.com and cari cari cari...and found this recipe. i had all the ingredients and the first cake turned out wonderful, so why not bake an extra cake for my mum, right? and then, since my SIL will be going back to her mum's place tomorrow, why not bake another one, for HER mum, right? and thennnn, a friend of mine who has recently been caught with the baking bug, is making her trip to this bake shop near my place and since she's coming over, why not bake one for her? yes? yes!! so, all in all i have one cake for me, one cake for my lunch date tomorrow, one for my mum, one for my SIL's mum and one for my friend.

one thing i like about marble cakes or marbled anything is that you never know what the design will be on the inside, there's always a wonderful surprise with each slice. so i hope the recipients of the cakes will have as much fun slicing into their cakes and looking into the pretty marbled patterns. jangan ko tak pattern dah, cake. buat malu mak temah je.
the cookies? aiyer...no need to talk about the cookieslah...because this entry is about the cake. okay? hihihi...

are you guys ready for the recipe?
let's go!!
you will need:
125g butter, you can also add in 1/8tsp of salt
125g sugar, i used brown sugar
125g dark chocolate, melted
155g self raising flour*
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
80ml evaporated milk or fresh milk

the how to:
1)  pre-heat the oven to 170°C

2)  in your mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and salt, until creamy

3)  add the eggs one at a time and continue to beat till they are well mixed

4)  in goes the vanilla extract

5)  add in the flour and alternate with milk

6)  divide the batter into two and stir in the melted chocolate into one part

7)  pour the batter alternately and use a chopstick/butter knife or even a toothpick to marble

8)  bake for 45 minutes

*okay, i really need to get me some self raising flour. initially i didn't have any so, i made some. you can learn how to make some from here.
once again i would like to thank madam rima from www.bisousatoi.com for sharing this wonderful recipe. this one is also a keeper. i LOVE it!!

recipe source: www.bisousatoi.com thanks rima!!!
the how to on making your own self raising flour: http://allrecipes.com