Everyday Cake - Lemon Marble Cake

By the time u read this .. i am on my way to send hubs to the airport.. hes flying off to Macao for a couple of days and my hopes and dreams to go to HK vanished just like that.. the plan was for us to go to Macao first and stay in HK for the weekend.. that didnt happen obviously.. tickets were not booked early enough and with the moving and all that.. hubs decided that i shud just stay home..on the one hand i'm exhausted but on the other hand..  am not that happy especially when i had already made plans to visit Anita. "babe it looks like we hv to put our get-together session to some other time :o(

Anyway.. this cake was baked last weekend.. had this constant craving for lemon marble cake since last Ramadhan and finally after two months i managed to bake a loaf of it... i didnt even bother to look up for a new recipe since hubs is still trying to rectify the probs with our internet connection in our living room ..

250g lightly salted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
250g caster sugar
4 medium eggs
1 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
250g self raising flour
85 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
20g cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease and line a 22-cm clip-sided round cake with non-stick baking paper.

Using an electric whisk, cream the butter and sugar together for 4-5 minutes until very pale. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating very well between each one, if necessary adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture from curdling. Beat in the lemon zest. Add the flour all at once and mix in well, then slowly mix in the lemon juice.

Take 1/3 batter and add cocoa powder to it.. Spoon plain and chocolate batter alternately into the prepared tin and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer, inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean. If it starts to brown too quickly, cover loosely with a sheet of lightly buttered foil.

Leave the cake, in its tin, to cool on a wire rack, then carefully remove the sides and base of the tin and peel off the paper. Put it onto a serving plate.

Recipe sound familiar? muahaha.. its actually my all time fav sicilian orange cake recipe which i have converted into lemon marble cake ahaks


izahdaut said...

tak pe la kak rima, kene tinggal, duduk rumah diam2 baking kek ye.. hehhee

beautiipuulll cakeeeeee

Zara Blanchard said...

Salam Rima,it has been awhile since i last dropped by and leave you a comment.Your cake looks really good.Would love to bake this one day but not before i try my hands on the salted caramel cake from your previous post.My daughter and i baked the Almost Famous Amos Chocolate Chip cookies from your site this past weekend and it was a hit.I actually had to order coffee oil online but it was worth it!
Most of the recipes i tried from your site turned out well so thank you for sharing them:)you are definitely my main motivation for baking.Congrats on the new house by the way.Beautiful kitchen i must say and love those chandeliers!

Mas said...

hahaha....betul kata izah tu...
kena tinggal...
boleh gang ngan sonia ngadapp kek ...
cantikkk marble kek tu kak....

Nisa-mom said...

wuups, always suck when our plan is messing up, but always have another time,right?
Today I bake your 'banana chiffon cake' the result was great! A half of cake gone just about 1hours.. :p
Thank you,Rima :)

Ribbon and Circus said...

Salam K Rima..

lama tak komen.. huhu singgah baca balik.. :P new kitchen nampak besar sgt.. bila baking class starts? he he

Bakericious said...

Rima, give me a slice pls, I am hungry after seeing the cake lol.

Meatloaf said...

Sounds delicious for this recipe! It's make me so hungry! I can't wait to eat this :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,sanggup tadi pergi beli baking pan sbb nak bake kek ni..I've tried your sicilian oren kek tu and it's sgt sedap.So must bake this one lah..hehe...and I've baked your salted choc chip baru ni,memang sedappp..TQ Rima..


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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..