The other day I really felt like a lot of things actually.. Something with chocolate, something without chocolate, something creamy, but not too sinful. And something that would last a few days as was having a few single-days and di not want to a.) or eat the whole thing by myself, b.) throw half (or more?) of it out.
I decided on a marble cake, but did not find any recipes that won me over, so decided to modify one of my favourite recipes, the classic lemon joghurt loaf. It turned out great, and after my days of 'singleness' were over, the loaf was still moist and a perfect companion to coffee, not too sweet, but sweet enough.
marble joghurt cake recipe:ingredients:
3 eggs, preferably organic
1 pot of natural joghurt (I use organic strained usually, 125ml)
using the joghurt pot as measurement:
1 pot of sugar
1/2 pot of light oil
2 pots minus 2 tablespoons of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 heaped tablespoons of cocoa powder, best quality you can get
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
zest of one lemon
butter an a bit of flour to prepare your loaf tin
Heat the oven to 180C or 4, then butter and flour your tin.
Combine the eggs, sugar and the aroma with a mixer.
With a wooden spoon, add the joghurt and the oil.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour minus 2 heaped tablespoons with the baking powder.
Mix this together with the wet mixture.
Divide the mixture in 2 bowls and add the rest of the flour and lemon zest to one of them and the cocoa powder to the other.
Pour the mixtures into the loaf tin, one on top of the other, then with a butter knife, run through it in zig-zags so they combine a bit.
Put in the oven, for 40 minutes, baking it for 15 minutes and then loosely covering it with a foil for the rest of the time.
Cool a bit, take out of the tin and wait until its room temperature, than make a coffee, sit down and enjoy :)