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.