As you might have noticed the blog came to a standstill. This is only temporary and was a result of some technical issues (i.e. laptop failure). Having said that another break is ahead of us as Christmas and New Year approach. Hopefully 2012 will start with loads of new recipes from me :)
In the meantime enjoy this recipe, which is perhaps more suitable for Easter than Christmas but that didn’t stop me from making it as it’s so delicious and simple at the same time. The recipe comes from a Polish cookbook (Kuchnia Polska) and it’s original name is Babka marmurkowa, which we can somewhat translate as marble cake.
- 10 dag soft butter
- 2 eggs, separated
- 12 dag castor sugar
- a few drops of vanilla extract
- 1/8 l. crème fraîche (or clabber if you have)
- 25 dag flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 dag unsweetened cocoa powder
Beat the butter along with two egg yolks until you get a smooth fluffy mixture. Sift in castor sugar, add vanilla extract. Gradually stir in crème fraîche. In the meantime beat the egg whites and add to your mixture and this point. Then add flour mixed with baking powder. Mix carefully and slowly with a wooden spoon. Now put 1/3rd of this mixture into separate bowl while you can pour the rest into a ready cake mold. Pre-heat your oven to 180C. To the remaining 1/3rd of your mixture add cocoa powder and mix until just combined. Pour on top of the white mixture and bake for 30-40 minutes. Cool on a rack and sprinkle with castor sugar.
Cake is sweet and moist. Has a nice cocoa flavour.