Most of us have made a marble cake, but I had laboriously had two equal bowls of chocolate and vanilla mixture and added each in turn – that is until I read this wonderful marble recipe in Thermomix My Way of Cooking. They suggest pouring the vanilla into the base of the bundt pan followed by the chocolate half of the mixture and with a tablespoon just work your way round the pan lifting and folding the vanilla mixture from the base – voila – the pictorial evidence is here!
There are tons of marble cake recipes out there- this one used
- 300g butter
- 250g sugar (split 220/30)
- 5g vanilla extract or paste
- Pinch salt
- 5 eggs
- 370g cake flour
- 15g baking powder
- 70g milk (I used almond)
- 30g cocoa powder
- 15g freshly brewed espresso or (less)espresso powder)
Beat the butter at sp5 for a minute before adding 220g sugar and beat sp 5 for 45seconds. Keep on sp5 while adding eggs through open lid, beating for 2 minutes. Add the flour, baking powder, salt essence and half the milk and mix 20 seconds sp 5. Use TM spatula through lid to ensure good mix.
Pour half into prepared 24cm bundt pan and then add the cocoa and remaining 30g sugar to TM bowl and mix sp5 for 5 seconds. Pour this chocolate mixture on top of the vanilla mixture in the pan and carefully turn ove with a tablespoon so that some of the vanilla mixture comes to the top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/365°F for about 40 minutes in a fan assisted oven. Test before removing and cooling in the pan.
I added a Thermomix chocolate ganache – well it seemed rude not to. Just put equal quantities of chopped good quality chocolate and double cream (say 250g of each) in the TM bowl with a little vanilla essence/paste and a tablespoon of espresso. I mostly always balance chocolate with a touch of espresso- if you haven't tried this I suggest it ( even IF you don't like coffee!) melt at 50° for three minutes sp2 – pour over a cold refrigerated cake and watch that shine!