And I’m alive! Sorry for Chocolate Month aka April, I had some recipes planed, but life got really busy, lots of clients lots of photoshoots… I want to be more organized and make time for this blog! So I got a nice Marble Cake for you guys! I hope it will make up for the lack of news…
I learned how to bake a marble cake when I was about 8 years old. This was the second recipe I’ve ever bake (the first one was Madeleines). It’s a traditional cake that we eat in France for the “goûter” (4pm snack) or at breakfast. It goes well with tea and coffee. I love the simplicity of marble cakes, they are so easy to do but produce a bit more dishes to wash than the average cake.
- 200g flour
- 200g caster sugar
- 115g butter soft at room temperature
- 3 eggs
- 10cL whole milk (semi skimmed milk is fine)
- 1/2tsp baking powder
- 60g melted dark chocolate
- 1tbsp vanilla paste
- Heat oven 160ºC/320ºF
- Whisk sugar and egg yolk until it's white and foamy.
- Add flour, milk,butter, and baking powder and mix together.
- In an other bowl, whip egg whites in a frim mousse with an electric mixer.
- Carefully incorporate withe egg mousse with the doh.
- Divide it in 2 equal parts. Add vanilla paste in one and melted dark chocolate in the other.
- Alternatively pour the white doh with the chocolate doh in a cake mold making layers. It's OK if it's not regular.
- Bake in the oven for about an hour.
I wanted to play a bit and recreate a fake kitchen for this photoshoot. In the end, I only used one photo of the wider views because I think the tighter photos work better. Also, look at the cake texture and the pattern! It’s always a surprise, you never know what you’re going to get.
This marble cake is really warm in colour so I used cold colours props and background. I like that the tea is in the same colour range as the cake. They go well together surrounded by cold whites/grey.
The photoshoot was fun, I tried to change my compositions a bit and create more empty space. I often think that my photo are too stuffed, they don’t breath enough.