Vanilla chocolate swirl cake

This is an adaptation of my mom’s cake recipe that has served me well all these years. I made this for a friend’s 80th birthday. I used Cadbury’s Drinking Chocolate and reduced the amount of sugar used so that it becomes less rich and is suitable for any age group.

Ingredients

(Serves 5 persons)

All-purpose flour 1 cup
Drinking chocolate 2 tbsps
Eggs 3
Butter 180 g
Sugar 3/4 cup
Baking powder 1 tsp
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Milk 1 tbsp

Method

Preheat the oven at 350 degree F or 180 degree C.

Sift the flour and baking powder together. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the sifted flour, a little at a time. Add the vanilla essence and milk.

Take a little of the batter into a bowl and add the drinking chocolate. Pour the rest of the batter into a greased cake tin. Add the chocolate batter in little blobs and run a toothpick through in swirls.

Reduce the oven temperature to 160 degree C and bake the cake for 40 minutes. Test with a toothpick after 35 minutes. When the toothpick comes out clean, take the cake out of the oven and let it cool.

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