There’s nothing quite like having a large, glossy, homemade cake on the table. It fills your kitchen with warm comforting aromas; it looks great and it taste even better. What I particularly love about baking cakes is that there is no end to the flavours and designs you can create with them. Today I decided to whip up a lovely marble cake.
A marble cake consists of two different batters – one light and one dark – mixed and baked together in one tin. The result is that when you cut a slice, there is a beautiful swirl effect in the cake. It’s important to choose two flavours that will mingle together well – vanilla and chocolate is usually the most popular choice but it’s always fun to experiment.
I was serving this cake after our main meal so I decided to go with a classic after-dinner flavour. Mint chocolate is simultaneously light and indulgent and always makes for a really great dessert. I incorporated peppermint extract and melted dark chocolate in to both the cake itself and its icing for a full flavour that really satisfies.