Thursday, April 29, 2010

Marble Cake


Just before Easter, I made the above cake for my colleague and friend Shauna's birthday. It is a an old fashioned marble cake, from the Australian Women's Weekly Bake cookbook.


I made this cake using brown sugar instead of white caster sugar because at the time, that was all that I had in the house. It seemed to turn out just fine, regardless. Although it is not the prettiest cake I have ever made, I think it is quite respectable, and tasted, well - like cake. I simply decorated it with water icing.



The recipe is very similar to
this one, except that for the three colours, I had white, pink (using pink food colouring) and chocolate using cocoa powder instead of white, chocolate and orange.




Marble cake is an old favourite and easy to make, although it is impressive to look at. If you need a quick party cake, you could do worse than a marble cake.

10 comments:

Lazy Cook said...

awwww lovely! marble cakes do rock :)

Happy Cook said...

I love marble cake and i jus tlove that icing and the decotaions on top of the cake.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I think you made it really pretty Cakelaw! :D

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks gorgeous!

Heavenly Housewife said...

How lovely. I wish someone would make me a cake.
HOpe you have a great weekend ahead.
*kisses* HH

Johanna GGG said...

marble cake is so much fun and pink is great for nostalgia - it was what we always had when I was little - didn't think there was any other option!

Gloria said...

I love marble cake Cake law and yours look really pretty, xx gloria

PD Love your decorations!

Mr. P said...

I love the shape!

Ivy said...

Great looking marble cake. It still is one of the best, even if it is old fashioned.

Brenda said...

You can't beat a good old classic cake like this one! : )