every cakes starts with preparing the pans. i used pan-spray and coarse cornmeal for that. for some strange reason the dog licked and licked my hands later that day, something i found out of the ordinary. later in the evening i figured that as i was spraying the pans, some of the spray (=vegetable oil) must have landed on my hands, and that rather than showing his affection to me, the dog was more interested in the oil on my hands. oh, well...
the recipe called for:
200 gr butter
2½ dl sugar
2 tsp vanilla sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 dl cake flour
2 dl potato flour
for the "stripes"
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp cream
those who paid any attention to the list of ingredients and the picture...yes, i made some changes. i doubled the recipe (two pans fit into the oven...), swapped the vanilla sugar for pure vanilla and added one 1 dl of coconut flakes for the "white" batter.
i so love my kitchen aid, and my new long-handle spatula from broadway panhandler
first mixed the first 7 ingredients, then scooped out one third of the batter and mixed the cocoa powder and cream to it
this was one of those occasions that perhaps required some thinking before doing anything...the other caked got a lot of white batter...the other quite a lot of darker batter. then again, it looked like the double recipe wouldn't fill the pans. i had decided to make two cakes so i filled the two prepared pans...thinking i'd get flat rounds of two-toned mess
after the cakes had spent half of the required 60 mins in 175C oven, i was glad that the pans were only half full...and i remembered a banana cake disasters some years ago...the cake ended up volcanoing in the oven and spitting the gooey batter onto the bottom of oven creating...well, you get the picture
the bloder cake looks, well, quite blond
the other does look pretty as well...
...but isn't exactly "marbled" when cut...
for some reason i don't seem to be able to post comments on my own blog...must be a tick or a tack someplace that isn't were it should be...but...
DL means deciliter. liters are the common measurement in finland. i use US, UK and finnish measurements in my recipes, sorry if it confused you.
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