Saturday, August 2, 2008

Peanut Butter Chocolate Nutella Maple Syrup Marble Cake


Phew! That is a mouthful one huh? But its so good. I hardly ever bake a cake because Im afraid that they would not come out good. But when I looked at Dhanggit's cake, I knew that I had to give it a shot. It is pretty easy to make and gave me the excuse to buy some Nutella for myself. A girl has got to be smart. ;) I also learned a few things while making this.

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1. Im not that bad at baking. :P
2. I learned that separating egg yolk from white egg is not that hard. Yes, that was the first time I did it.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Nutella Maple Syrup Marble Cake

3 eggs
4oz sugar
1 1/4cups flour
6oz butter (1.5 stick) - melted
3 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp peanut butter (next time i would use 5tbsp!)
2 tbsp Nutella
2oz dark chocolate
1tsp (heap) baking powder

Preheat oven at 325F

1. Start by separating the yolk and white of the 3 eggs.

2. Cream the yolk with sugar, melted butter and maple syrup until it becomes creamy. Add flour, baking powder and mix well.

3. Beat the egg white until they become stiff and add to the mixture. Continue mixing.

4. Divide the cake mixture into 2 portions.

5. Mix 1 portion with the melted chocolate and nutella spread and peanut butter in the other portion.

6. You can either pour the 2 flavors at the same time on a well greased baking dish of your choice or pour them alternately or any other way you want for the marble effect. I simply pour them line by line since im not too creative. hahaha.

7. Bake the cake for 30 min, take it out and cover the top with aluminium foil (Dhanggit said to avoid burning and that is exactly what I did) and continue baking for another 10min.

The result is a soft chocolaty, peanut buttery cake. The smell when the cake is baking is so intoxicating that I keep sniffing into the air just to get the smell. The cake was however a bit dry when it's new but gets moister the next day. Im no experct on cake but I guess it was because the butter has sets in nicely.

18 comments:

Annie said...

Yum! I love nutella!! I will have to try this sometime.

ila said...

Mmmmm Nutella... The cake sounds like a party!!!

Farah said...

Perghhhh!!!! mcm sedap...tp maple syrup tu apa abg nie??? kat Malaysia ni ada jual ke??? ke...ada nama lain??? mcm ada possibility nk try jek nih....hehhehe
nway, putih telur tu pukul smpi kembang yg betul2 kembang ke??? kira dh jd mcm buih aaa....

ChichaJo said...

Oh my! I am a huge HUGE Nutella fan :) This sounds delicious!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Annie, Ila & Chichajo, welcome and since all of you like nutella, you're going to love this one!

Awa, maple syrup ada jual kat Msia. mahal sikit lah sbb kat sini pun mahal jugak. kalau tak letak pun still ok sbb yg oenting is the nutella and peanut butter. ;)

Yatie_T said...

Farina,
I love nutella and what a great recipe. Thanks for sharing. :)

Lore said...

Great excuse for a couple of Nutella tablepoons :).
They turned out really really well, how come you thought you weren't good at baking?
My mom used to be all stressed out by the whole separating yolks from whites part because she wasn't confident enough she could make it right..I enherited some of it, but it gets better every time ;)

daphne said...

yum!!! That looks good! I like the slight marble effect too!

ICook4Fun said...

The cake turn out really well. I am a big fan of Nutella too. I will have a jar in the pantry for me to indulge when I need a fix :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Yatie, you are welcome. ;)

Lore, i think because w baking, there's nothing I can do once its in the oven unlike cooking. When separating white fr yolk, I was afraid that the yol was gonna break!

Thank you Daphne.

Gert, i am happy with the turn out. Somehow Nutella reminds me of home and childhood. ;)

Dhanggit said...

im glad you liked it!! but yours looks better than mine LOL!!! would love to have slice please :-)

Salt N Turmeric said...

dhanggit, no way mine look better than yours but thank you. ;)

Farah said...

ok...abg nie guna mixer or by-hand masa buat kek ni??? & 1 more thing, oven abg nie tu ada api atas bwh or bwh je? sbb yg awa punye ada atas bwh....so masa bakar tu nk kena atas-bwh ke....or 30mins bwh je dulu...then after 30min, lps cover the top with aluminium foil..baru bakar atas-bwh?

err....abg ni paham tak ni?

Salt N Turmeric said...

Awa, guna hand mixer aje. guna api bawah sbb kat sini oven ada 2 option, regular whc means api bawah and broil api atas. untuk cake ni, takyah nak guna broil (api atas).

Tenina said...

One spoon of nutella for recipe...two for the cook, one for the recipe....YUM this sounds divine...will try!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Tenina, that works too! lol. thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. do come back. ;)

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Munira said...

Omigoodness. how did I miss this recipe??! It looks and sounds gorgeous. A must try!