But why oh why there ain't any marble effect on my cakes!?
You see, when you have all your children at home 'chanting' mummy seeking attention, you'll understand my state of focus then. At times, i wish i can clone many me to devote my attention for all. Yes, 24x7 is never enough!
So, instead of dividing the batter into two to create the marbling effect, in split second i poured the cocoa right into the batter. oh my goodness! NO WAY to salvage! hmph...
Grreeat! Now it turned into a full chocolate cake! but, i wanted something more than just a plain o'chocolate cake :(
Forget about the beautiful swirls! I stood still, stared at my batter for couple of minutes and finally, took a turn with little adaption. That, I transformed it into 'chocolate buttons' instead. Don't they look cute, kinda like buttons?
Luckily, It was kitchen mishap turned pleasant suprise, these buttons were tasty. The credit goes to the versatile recipe, not forgetting the ever rich cocoa i used.
adapted from Sonia's Marble Chocolate Cupcakes
yields 26 buttons
150g Butter (softened)
200g Self-raising flour
*Alternatively, you can use plain flour sieve with 1 tsp of baking powder.
* Wen's marble cakes asked for 2 tbsp of milk, however, the batter was rather dry with all the cocoa powder thrown in, hence i adjusted the milk to 6tbsp instead for moisture.
55g cocoa powder
*some melted chocolate
1. Preheat oven at 180deg c, grease the donut trays.
2. Whisk butter, sugar, eggs, milk and flour and cocoa until smooth and well-mixed. Easy peasy!
*alert! alert! please do not repeat my mistake and pour the cocoa if you want to make marble cakes.
3. Transfer batter into piping bag. Pipes batter onto donut trays till full and bake for about 18 to 20 minutes or until well risen and springy to the touch.
4. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
5. Double-boil some chocolate. Pipe into the hole in each donut-shaped cakes.
What an eventful morning! All i want now is head back to my massage chair. Peace at last, before they are back.