Before I start telling you all about my Marble cake, I need to apologise… February is almost finished and I haven’t spoken to you since January and I apologise for that… Don’t think that I haven’t been cooking but put that together with work and family and time just seems to fly away. So my absence is totally my fault as I should always find time for my recipes and for my blog. Unfortunately, these last few weeks were dedicated to other tasks but I’m back 🙂 And I will do my best to keep you updated on a regular basis…
Back to the marble cake 🙂 It’s actually one of my favourite cakes to make. As I explained before, I’m not so good at baking, so any cake that is easy and foul proof is always a favourite.
Marble cake has its origins in Germany back in the 19th century. The main technique is to create a marble effect with two different colours of cake dough together. Different ingredients were used to create the darker colour such as spices, currants or coffee. The lighter part would have vanilla or lemon flavour. German immigrants took the cake recipe to America where they introduced chocolate to make the dark dough. It was a very popular cake in the 70’s and in the 80’s. Nowadays it’s not so popular but still loved by the more traditional people.
I love it not only for the flavour but for the simplicity. It goes well with a nice cup of coffee and that’s very important in my house 🙂