10 January 2013

Marbled Loaf Cake -chocolate and turrón-

Hello! I hope you all enjoy the Christmas holidays and you had a great beginning of new year. My holidays were wonderful sharing with family and friends. I really was thinking to start the blog with something lighter after the big meals I had, but taking advantage of the turrón left from xmas I decided to do this loaf. But don't worry if you ate all of them, without it will be also great. It's perfect for breakfast or the afternoon tea, I love to eat it still warm but you can keep it up to 3 days.

INGREDIENTS makes a 22cm loaf tin
230 g white sugar
3 large eggs
120 ml mild olive oil or sunflower oil
250 g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt
120 ml whole milk
130 g dark chocolate broken into small pieces
120 g soft turrón

Preheat the oven to 180º and grease the loaf tin.

Cream the turrón with an electric food processor. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and bicarbonate in a bowl, set aside.

Beat the oil and the sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffly. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the sifted ingredients graduatlly alternating with milk and mix until just combined.

Pour the half of the mixture in an other bowl. Stir in the melted chocolate in the firs bowl and mix soflty with a hand mixer. Repeat this with the othe mixture and the turrón cream.

Pour the mixture into the loaf tin alternating the two mixtures and level it out with a spatula, Bake in the center of the oven for 50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out with only few moist crumbs attached. Let cool ten minutes in the tin and then let cool completely on a wire rack.

If your loaf gets darker on top before the inside is done cooking, just cover it with aluminium foil.

I would recommend you to use loaf tin paper liners or just a baking paper on the bottom to unmold it better, but with the tin perfectly greased should not be any problem.

If you don't have turrón you can add any other cream or just anything.

I'm very happy because in few days this blog will celebrate one year 

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