August 24, 2009

Marble or cake?

Old fashioned marble cake

Old fashioned marble cake

Sometimes, all you need is some old-fashioned goodness. Marble cake is a simple, childhood treat which I used to love. In fact, I remember back in Singapore, there was this bakery that sold packs of marble cake edges. Yup! – it’s the corners and sides of the cake that got trimmed off and to me, those were the best parts!!

I’ve never made my own marble cake before so I thought I’d give it a shot. As usual, I found a relatively straightforward recipe online, and went off on my baking adventure. With the exception of cheesecakes, I’ve never been very good at baking cakes. To me, baking is a science, you’ve got to get the ingredients measured correctly, the baking time and temperature has to be accurate etc. Well, this was yet another attempt at ‘science’. I am 100% sure I did not get the ingredient portions correct. I do not have weighing scales nor measuring cups so a lot of it was estimation.

The marble cake didn’t turn out too bad actually. I liked that it wasn’t too sweet (I used granulated instead of caster), the cake was light and crumbly but I think it could have done better on the taste if I had more butter in it. Maybe its time I got myself a measuring jug. Pyrex – I’ll be seeing you soon.



Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. YUM !!! i love marble cake too (esp the crust).. hehe ;)
    try putting a splash of rum into the mixture, and voila, you just doubled the goodness of a simple cake.
    aw, and the cake looks pretty :) i’m sure it tastes just as nice.


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