Rich Marble Cake

Assalamualaikum and good morning people. I really hope that you guys have a peace and quiet morning everyday.. sadly, that will never happen to me… why? I tell you why.. I live next door to a crazy school. When I say crazy.. I really mean craaazyyyy. Every morning the school has an assembly.. yes… you heard it right.. every single day without fail. The crazy thing is, they had a loud speaker on and the teacher is still shouting. They starts “blabbering” as early as 7.20am and it will go on and on until 8 am and on some days, until 8.40am. Doesn’t the class should starts at 7.40am? Everyday they will ask the student that already at the assembly place to sit down and open a book and read before they start talking at 7.30am. Among other things that they always blabbering are scolding students that come late i.e 7.33am, complain about the parents and sometimes they even test the students’ English or Arabic vocabulary there. They seems to have a lot of activities.. price giving for god knows what competition, read poem, sing and lots of other stuff and all is done in the morning. I have talked to some of the neighbors and all of them are really annoyed by the school but we don’t know who do we complain to. My husband did called the school once and told them that they should not talk that loud as they already have the loud speaker… they apologized and reduce the volume for few day and after that back to their normal self. Hmm… pening makcik!

Okay… enough about complaining, back to the recipe. It has been awhile since I last bake. Being thinking about baking a cake for couple of weeks already but couldn’t find the “mood rajin” anywhere hehehe. I have a couple of recipes that I wanted to try and the lucky pick for this week is Rich Marble Cake and definitely it is a good choice. The cake is soft, fluffy and chocolaty. The finish product definitely depends on the ingredient that you used.. to get a good cake, do use a good butter and also a good chocolate. Mind you, the price of these 2 ingredients in Malaysia are really crazy.. I always stock them up whenever there is a promotions as normal cost for a good butter is never lower than  RM10 per 250g and don’t get me talking about a good imported chocolate.. hmm… insanely expensive oh.. how I miss shopping in Middle East.

The recipe was taken from here. Give it a try if you feel like baking. Have a good day people!

Ingredients

  • 125 g salted butter
  • 125 g sugar
  • 125 g melted dark chocolate ( I used milk chocolate)
  • 155 g self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80 ml evaporated milk or fresh milk ( I used fresh milk)

Method

  • Melt dark chocolate and let it cool (micro or use double boiler method)
  • Cream butter and sugar till creamy
  • Add egg one at a time and continue to beat till well blended
  • Add vanilla extract
  • Add in flour alternating with fresh milk.. (flour-milk-flour-milk-flour)
  • Divide batter into two parts and add melted chocolate into one..
  • Pour batter alternately and make a swirl using chopstick or butter knife
  • Bake in a preheated oven of 170 C for 35 – 45 mins

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