Everyday Cake - Lemon Marble Cake
By the time u read this .. i am on my way to send hubs to the airport.. hes flying off to Macao for a couple of days and my hopes and dreams to go to HK vanished just like that.. the plan was for us to go to Macao first and stay in HK for the weekend.. that didnt happen obviously.. tickets were not booked early enough and with the moving and all that.. hubs decided that i shud just stay home..on the one hand i'm exhausted but on the other hand.. am not that happy especially when i had already made plans to visit Anita. "babe it looks like we hv to put our get-together session to some other time :o(
Anyway.. this cake was baked last weekend.. had this constant craving for lemon marble cake since last Ramadhan and finally after two months i managed to bake a loaf of it... i didnt even bother to look up for a new recipe since hubs is still trying to rectify the probs with our internet connection in our living room ..
250g lightly salted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
250g caster sugar
4 medium eggs
1 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
250g self raising flour
85 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
20g cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease and line a 22-cm clip-sided round cake with non-stick baking paper.
Using an electric whisk, cream the butter and sugar together for 4-5 minutes until very pale. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating very well between each one, if necessary adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture from curdling. Beat in the lemon zest. Add the flour all at once and mix in well, then slowly mix in the lemon juice.
Take 1/3 batter and add cocoa powder to it.. Spoon plain and chocolate batter alternately into the prepared tin and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer, inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean. If it starts to brown too quickly, cover loosely with a sheet of lightly buttered foil.
Leave the cake, in its tin, to cool on a wire rack, then carefully remove the sides and base of the tin and peel off the paper. Put it onto a serving plate.
Recipe sound familiar? muahaha.. its actually my all time fav sicilian orange cake recipe which i have converted into lemon marble cake ahaks