14 January 2011
Hazelnut Marble Pound Cake
recipe tried and tested by NEL, the batter baker
Another pound cake. Another marble cake.
This time, I replaced half of the butter with margarine. It was a risk, but it worked out great!
The cake had a richer flavour than just plain butter.
And today, instead of plain ol' vanilla extract, I used hazelnut syrup. I found this in the coffee & tea section at the supermarket. Intrigued, I picked up a bottle. (It's great for flavouring coffee, tea and hot chocolate too!)
RECIPE for a mini loaf:
55g margarine (I used Planta)
2 tsp hazelnut syrup
1/4 tsp salt
10g cocoa powder, dissolved with 2 tbs hot water
Beat margarine, butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add eggs, hazelnut syrup and salt and beat till well incorporated.
Fold in flour till just combined.
Divide batter to two parts.
Add cocoa mixture into one part and mix well.
Alternately scoop batters into baking pan.
Create a marbled effect by running a knife through the batter.
Bake at 160*C for 40-45 min till a skewer comes out clean.