I Can Have My Cake and Eat It Too!

I have always had a love for marble cake.  It could be that my early birthday parties always seemed to have a marble cake with butter cream frosting made by mom!  Great combination and so good.

Well, a blogger I follow posted a Marble Cake the other day – check hers out: http://bakewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/chocolate-orange-marble-cake/

This cake drew me in rapidly.  BUT I am in the USA, born and bred, and except for a teeny tiny learning experience with metric – I do not know metric.  Several years ago the US wanted to change to metric.  I balked at that idea but was willing to learn.  Then, as usual, they said we will not.  OK.  Got out of that one.  But now I keep seeing these wonderful blogs with fantastic temptations and I want to make them.  That’s where google comes in.  So I converted the grams to ounces and OH MY!  What a fantastic cake!

I clicked on her link to the BBC site with the original recipe: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2988682/chocolate-orange-marble-cake

Here are the measurements I used:

Oven heated to 325 – I guessed that one.  gas 4???????

1 cup butter (I used unsalted)

1 cup pure cane granulated sugar

1 cup Self rising Flour

The rest is in tablespoons (thank goodness)

And for the last part of the melted chocolate and orange I used a blop of Nutella with a dribble of orange juice mixed in and put in microwave briefly so I could drizzle it.

Fresh out of the oven
Fresh out of the oven
Add the Nutella!!!
Add the Nutella!!!
The finest marble!
The finest marble!


TRY IT!  It is heavenly and I cannot stop eating it……..my birthday is Friday so I think I can justify the piggy-ness of devouring this cake.


cate b

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