Saturday, March 9, 2013

HappyCall 2-in-1 Marble and Chocolate Cake

Whenever I am feeling down, I'd like to bake myself a very big cake to eat. I am a diehard cake lover. I have been in a dilemma for a long time if I should bake a Chocolate cake for my kids or a Marble Cake (my favourite) and if I bake a big HappyCall Pan (HCP) size of Chocolate cake, I am only seeking trouble for myself. My kids are very prone to mouth ulcers and sore throats... Finally I found a solution: I shall bake a 2-in-1 cake!

How about I divide the HCP into 2, like those "Yuan Yang" Hot pot? After all, Marble Cake and Chocolate Cake share almost the same recipe!

So here's how I bake the 2-in-1 cake...

1) Grease the HCP with cooking oil (around 50cents size)
2) Fold a piece of baking paper into half, then fold again to create a divider
3) On one side, proceed to pour in the chocolate batter, on the other side, the marble cake batter
4) It does not matter if the divider got "hidden" inside the cake after baking

Separate the 2 cakes carefully and you can enjoy best of both cakes once they are cooled :)

Below is my recipe for this 2 cakes, I use HappyCall Orcher (Deeper) Pan:

- 225g salted butter softened
- 225g caster sugar
- 225g self-raising flour
- 4 eggs
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder

1. Whisk butter and sugar until soft and creamy, add eggs into the mixture, one egg at a time (if the mixture start to curd, you may add 1 tsp of flour into the mixture and continue whisking)

2. Fold in the flour in 3 batches until well mixed

3. Add in milk and vanilla essence in 2 batches

4. Divide the mixture into 2 bowl by the ratio 1:3 (1/4 to make Vanilla batter and 3/4 to make chocolate batter. This one you can only estimate, do not have to be very precise)

5. Add all the cocoa powder into the 3/4 flour mixture and fold well until the whole batter become brown in colour

6. Grease the HCP (top and bottom pan) and put the folded baking paper into the HCP (see pictures above)

7. Pour 2/3 of the chocolate batter into half the HCP to bake a chocolate cake, keep the remaining 1/3 for the marble cake

8. To make the marble cake you need to use 2 spoons to scoop the chocolate batter and vanilla batter into the other half of the HCP alternatively (1 scoop vanilla batter, follow by 1 scoop chocolate batter, repeat till done)

9. Using a chopstick, skewer, or clean finger, swirl around the batter to create a marble effect

10. Smooth the top of both cake batters and bake it on medium stove-head on medium-low fire.

11. Bake for 20-25 mins, shifting the HCP from sides to sides to evenly bake both the cakes. On the last 5 mins, flip the HCP to bake the top of the cake, shift to all 4 sides to create an even brown top.

12. Using a skewer to test the readiness of the cake. If the skewer come out clean, the cakes are done. Enjoy! :)

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