Stone or cat?

Why would a cake be named after a rock? I'm aware marble cake is called that way because of its chocolate effects. But a stone? In Sweden it's called Tiger Cake (or Tigerkaka, to be more precise) - colour tones are much closer and feline imagery is much richer than stones'... A cat is a cat and a stone is a stone. Marble or Tiger, this is just a cake.

I'm not mad about nutella. Oh wait, I wasn't suppose to tell, was I? Let me try to explain. I'm not crazy about chocolate. Unbelievable, I know. It's not that I dislike chocolate, it just doesn't trill me. February, the 5th is Nutella Day. This is a nutella recipe from a non-believer. Try it at your own risk!

Tiger or Marble Cake

150 grs caster sugar
80 grs butter, unsalted
2 large eggs
100 ml non-fat milk
100 ml cream
100 grs chocolate (64% cocoa or nutella)
1/2 vanilla bean, open, seeds scrapped
250 grs all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder

In a heat-proof bowl over boiling water, melt milk and chocolate or nutella together with vanilla bean (reserve seeds for the batter). In a medium bowl, cream sugar and butter (at room temperature) until smooth. Add one egg at a time, stirring after each addition. Mix in cream and vanilla seeds. Add in flour and baking powder, without over mixing. Pour half the batter into nutella mixture, mix to incorporate. Remove vanilla bean.

Preheat oven to 180ºC. In a greased and dusted pan, alternate a spoonful of each mixture, until all is used. Bake for 45 minutes or until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean. Allow to cool over a rack.


Dhanggit said...

i hate days like these..when im serious on going on with my diet..and then i saw your marble cake..and even worse its with nutella..its soo tempting!! sinfully beautiful and delicious! cant wait to have a slice :-) as for my diet..i'll do it some other time :-)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks delicious Suzana! I am not a huge chocolate lover either, but I believe Nutella trancends that definition!

BaL said...

I'm only a "dark chocolate" lover, and not a crazy of Nutella either :D

I guess I really don't like milky chocolate then...

But the cake seems eatable at all :)

I can try this with some more of 70% cocoa chocolate :D

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Maryann said...

Oh Boy! Are you in trouble for not liking Nutella! ;)

Deborah said...

I never thought about a marble cake as a being named after the stone - I don't know why, but it just never crossed my mind! I will now always call them a tiger cake! And your cake looks wonderful!

Pixie said...

I've been coming across a lot of marble cakes lately, wonder if it's a sign for me to make one? Yours looks delish and I'd love a piece after a long day, working on my db challenge!

thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving such a kind comment btw :)