Well I had another blog post half written the weekend after I posted the last one…. but it was another busy weekend and it never got finished not surprisingly. So I’m here to give you a quick catch up but I’ll do it with pictures so things don’t get too wordy.
I have to confess to not touching my crochet hook very much at all recently. I have been struggling with tiredness after being diagnosed anaemic recently (and other bizarre symptoms… who would have thought a lack of iron would make you unable to sleep at night, even though you are exhausted??!!). I’m on the iron tablets though and I’m packing as much iron as I can into my meals and I think it’s starting to work. This week has been better.
Ok, time for the cake… There are always a couple of stalls at school for the 10k… bacon and sausage butties, tea, coffee and cake. So I made this favourite and took it over, then Big J went over with some money and bought a piece of it back again!!! I guess I should be glad he likes my cooking best!!!
Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake
175g/6oz self raising flour
50ml warm milk
3 level tablespoons cocoa powder
- Mix together softened butter, sugar, flour eggs and milk in a large bowl. Whisk with an electric whisk on medium for 1 minute.
- Divide the mixture evenly between two bowls and stir the cocoa powder into one bowl
- You can either use the mixture for muffins or a tray bake so grease and line the appropriate tin.
- For muffins, put a teaspoon of each mixture into each case then stir with the end of the teaspoon to create the marbling.
- For a tray bake, dot the tray with spoons of one mixture, then fill in the gaps with spoons of the other mixture and stir to create the marbling.
- Bake for approx 25 mins at 180c
- Decorate with vanilla buttercream and crushed Malteasers, whole Minstrels, chocolate curls or whatever you fancy.
This recipe was originally from the Tesco Real Food website. I really wanted a photo of a cut piece so you could see the patterns inside but as it was for the 10k I couldn’t… you’ll just have to imagine it… or make it so you can see it. The boys were watching the final of Bake off this morning when I got up and decided they wanted to do some baking and have chosen this recipe, so I guess I know what we are doing this afternoon now! Happy cake-eating everyone!
Edited to add:- Quick pic of the boys making their version and finished results. It was excellent collaboration, all I had to do was read out the instructions and put them in the oven.
Think theirs are better than mine!! What do you think???