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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chocolate n Orange Marble Cake


I am sure all of you have heard this saying... WINNING IS NOT EVERYTHING.... To me, it means something... Winning gives me satisfaction....do I sound so selfish? Well, that's the truth. But if I were to win, I want to win it fair and square. No cheatings...boleh percaya ke? Hihihi...

Argued with a good friend of mine about the color of this fine granulated sugar from Giant...haha ...mama dengan kawan dia dah tak de kerja lainlah tu... pasal peket gula pun nak bertekak! Muahaha... tak de la, saja mengisi masa lapang....tak gitu, my fren?..... Both of us just can't agree with the colors. I had my own explanation and she had hers. To end this 'arguement'. I've created a poll on the right top corner of this blog. So to all, if it's not that much to ask, I hope you'll take a few seconds of your precious time to cast a vote. Not that there'll be a winner or what, just plain satisfaction to both of us. The poll will be up till this Thursday, approximately a week.

To those who cast a vote (or more) : WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH..
To my opponent, you know who you are.... (muahaha...macam buat pilihanraya pulak!) : ALL THE BEST!


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Came across this cake when I accidently landed in this lovely blog called goodtoknow . Fell in love with the look of their Chocolate and Orange Marble Cake and decided to give it a try except, I didn't do the icing which makes my cake looks less scrumptious. But all the same, it's nice.... My thanks to GoodToKnow for sharing this recipe with us.... Allow me to copy and paste the recipe here so that many others can give it a try... thanks...


For the recipe......


CHOCOLATE n ORANGE MARBLE CAKE
Serves: 8
Prep and cooking time: 1 hour 20 mins

175g (6oz) caster sugar
175g (6oz) unsalted butter, softened
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
1tsp baking powder
3 large eggs, beaten
1tbsp fresh orange juice
2tsp finely grated orange rind
1tbsp cocoa powder blended with 2tbsp hot water

For the icing :
100g (4oz) plain chocolate
15g (½ oz) butter
1tbsp golden syrup
Strips of orange rind, for decoration

1. Put the sugar, butter, flour, baking powder and eggs in a bowl. Beat with an electric whisk for 3 to 4 mins until pale and creamy.
2. Transfer half the mixture into a second bowl. Into this mixture, fold the orange juice and rind. Fold the cocoa into the first bowl.
3. Spoon the two mixtures randomly into a greased, lined 18 x 25cm (7 x 10in) cake tin. Draw a knife through the mixture to create the marble effect.
4. Bake at 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4) for 35 to 40 mins until firm. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins, then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack.
5. For the icing, place the chocolate, butter and syrup in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and leave until melted. Remove from the heat, stir until smooth and leave to thicken.
6. Spread over the cake. Cut into 8 slices and decorate with orange rind.



Have a nice and safe weekend everyone! Keep well.



22 comments:

  1. Kmal baru je buat kek orange yg mama buat baru2 ni ..memang sedap...nnt nak cuba choc orange marble pulak le.
    re: ye le mama..hati mana tak risau...hari ni dpt mms dah dlm perjln balik...dr demmark ke Bangkok 14 jam mama...tak tau le bila pulak nak sampai rumah.

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  2. Salam Mama...mmg sedap kan kek ni..Ummi pun dah 2x buat sejak tengok Nor@SecubitGaram buat...terus terpikat dan mmg marbeles...!! Cantik kek mama tuh!

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  3. kucingorengemok :
    Oh thank you...

    Edoras :
    Thank you dear brother. InsyaAllah will claim it soon...thanks...

    Kmal :
    Oh ye ke. Lajunya projek Kmal... tak sia-sia mama seru ye. Hehehe.... Kmal kalau cuba resepi yang ini, make sure buat toppingnya sekali, jangan malas cam mama ni... Baru lah best dengan topping. Cantik pun ye.
    Biasalah Kmal...nama pun gi oversea, mana ada yang terbang sekejap sekejap. Kami dulu, kalau travel balik Malawi, sehari suntuk baru sampai destinasi. Lepas tu, siaplah, semuanya tersadai keletihan!

    Ummi :
    Waalaikumussalam Ummi... kek ni sedap. Ha ah, mama dah gi skodeng blog Ummi. Tapi Ummi buat cukup haul...siap dengan topping. Mama ngelat! Hahahaha.....

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  4. Salam MamaFami,nice to know you even though from a distance....thru blogging. I love and enjoy cooking very much and excited to know about ur blog. I would like to try ur recipes they're awesome and yummy! thanks for sharing with us your secret recipes.

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  5. Hi dear, thanks for stopping by my blog and for ur lovely comments. Your blog looks great with beautiful template. Wow wondeful recipes, i loved it! Will be frequently visiting.

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  6. malulah kat mama (walau tak tengok muka..), asyik masaaaakkk je. mck ni sejak lani urat M begitu besar mengembang....tunggu yang R pulak kembang ha baru ada posting kot....selamat berpuasa buat mama& family

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  7. hi...u have a nice blog with yummy cake recipes and this one surely looks delicious....and thanks for visiting my blog and giving ur valuable comments....

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  8. wow..nice recipe ....dan lawak jugak design....all the cake recipes looks too great...

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  9. Kak Ungku Betty :
    Waalaikumussalam Kak Ungku. Thanks for your kind words Kak Ungku. It's nice to have you on board as well.

    Mythreyi Dilip :
    Most welcome dear and thanks for coming. Happy browsing.

    DEESHA :
    Very true!

    Bahtiar :
    Waalaikumussalam Chef. Terima kasih sudi ke mari...

    makcikkantin :
    Eeee janganlah segan cam tu sekali. Mama ni memasak sebab kena masak, kalau tak nanti warga rumah ni kebuluran. Tentang baking pulak...ikut angin. Ini dah lama tak bake... modal nak update pun dah nak habis ni.....

    Sushma Mallya :
    Thank you Sushma.

    Subhie Arun :
    Hi Subhie. Terima kasih datang ke mari... the recipes you posted in your blog look scrumptious too.

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  10. teringat our vice principal masa kat sekolah dulu selalu sebut this phrase kalau ada competition ke apa: "Winning is not everything, it's the only thing" (sebenarnya sampai sekarang I don't quite get the meaning of it!)

    Nak kek tu sikit!

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  11. Hi MamaFami, thanks for visiting my blog so that I can discover yours too. I really like marble cake A LOT. Yours look tempting indeed!

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  12. maisya :
    Hmmm bagus gak your vice principle punya motto ye... leh ikut ni....
    WINNING IS NOT EVERYTHING, IT'S THE ONLY THING
    Maknanya nya, dia tak mau kalah langsung tu... semangat waja ni!

    Sugarpink Icing :
    All the best dear!

    nyonya pendek melaka :
    Hi there, welcome to my humble site. Thanks for dropping by!

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  13. Salam mama..

    Salam perkenalan untuk mama..
    Lama dah seri follow blog mama..kat fotopages pon slalu gak tengok..slalu jadikan resipi dari blog nih inspirasi utk memasak..Alhamdullilah tak pernah mengecewakan dan menjadi. Terima kasih pada mama kerana ikhlas share resipi..

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  14. oveNMummy :
    Waalaikumussalam. Thank you for your kind words dear. Keep visiting! Glad to have you here..

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