Can be used as a base for many recipes like Pound Cake Tiramisu
Butter 225 g
Caster sugar 225 g
Self raising flour 225 g
Salt a pinch
Baking powder 3/4 tsp
Cocoa powder 2 tbsp
Milk 7 tbsp
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius. (If you have 'CAKE' option in your oven, then jst click it)
Mix cocoa powder with half of the milk and leave aside.
In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar till soft and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add salt.
In another separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt 3 times. Fold in the sifted ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with milk, starting and ending with flour.
Finally add in vanilla essence and combine well. Transfer 1/3 of the batter into a separate bowl and add the cocoa mixture to it. Mix well.
Scoop the plain batter and chocolate batter alternately into a well greased & floured cake tin. It will now look like a chess board. Run a jam knife or skewer through the batter in an 'S' motion to get a marbled effect. Level the top and bake the cake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Remove cake from oven and let it cool completely before decorating it.