Every time when I start thinking of making some simple yet fancy dessert marble cake comes to my mind immediately. In my home country this is the cake all moms and grandmothers know how to make. Every woman after 20 should know how to make it. The preparation is not very challenging and most of the final effect depends on the bundt pan that you are using. I ended up using this one almost all the time because then the cake looks really stunning!
250 g/9 oz. of all purpose flour,
250 g/9 oz. of cane sugar,
1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar,
100 ml/1 qt. of whole milk (or un-sweetened almond milk),
100 ml/1 qt. of vegetable oil,
1 tablespoon of baking powder,
1 tablespoon of rum (optional),
2 tablespoons of cocoa.
Time: 30 minutes preparation + 45 minutes in the oven
First you need to prepare the eggs - put all yolks in one bowl and whites in another. We'll start working with yolks.
Add to them cane sugar, vanilla sugar, milk and rum (if using), take the egg beater and mix with hand mixer.
Once the yolks with these ingredients are mixed well add flour, baking powder and oil and mix all again.
Now we come to the egg whites. First you need to clean the hand mixer, so that you can use it again for preparing the whites (it is very important not to have any part of the previously done mix on the mixer, otherwise you won't be able to prepare the whites properly). Now mix the whites until you're able to turn the bowl upside-down with the "snow" staying on the bottom of the bowl. It usually takes from 2 to 4 minutes of mixing. Once the "snow" is ready add it slowly to the first bowl with yolk mix (do not use any electrical equipment for this, mix it in only with a spatula or something like that). It will get all fluffy and almost ready for baking.
Here comes the time for the baking form. My boyfriend bought me this beautiful bundt pan few weeks ago and I love it so much! I am never going to use any other:) It should be kind of a non-sticky material but not completely. So I always spread butter all around it and flour it properly so that the cake wouldn't stick to it when it's done. Then pour half of the dough into the form, add cocoa into the other half and pour the rest of in into the form too.
Preheat the oven to 355°F/180℃. Bake cca. 45 minutes or until done. Bon appetite!