|The green collection, also available in pink, from Wayfair.co.uk|
I love kitchenalia and this fabulous mixing bowl is similar to the one my Mum used when I was a child.
|2.5 litre mixing bowl £26.49|
|Delicious marble loaf cake|
170g butter, softened
170g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
1 level tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
2 tbsp milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 level tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp hot water
For the icing
30g cocoa powder, sifted
2 tbsp milk
200g icing sugar, sifted
25g white chocolate, melted
white chocolate stars
You will need: Greased 900g loaf tin - I use a 25x11x7cm tin which is long and narrow, otherwise the mixture may overflow.
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line the tin with a wide strip of non-stick baking parchment to go up the wide sides and over the base.
2. Place the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, milk and vanilla extract into a mixing bowl and beat with a hand electric mixer for two minutes. Spoon half the cake batter into another bowl.
3. Mix the cocoa powder and hot water together until smooth. Cool slightly, then add to one of the bowls of cake mixture, mix until evenly blended.
4. Spoon the vanilla and chocolate cake mixtures alternately into the loaf tin. Level the surface, take the handle of a wooden spoon and swirl the cake batter gently. Bake for one hour, until well risen, and starting to shrink away from the sides of the tin.
5. Cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack, peel off the lining paper and leave to cool.
6. To make the icing, melt the butter in a small pan, add the cocoa powder, stir to blend and cook over a low heat for one minute. Stir in the milk and icing sugar, remove from the heat and mix thoroughly. If necessary, leave the icing on one side, stirring occasionally, to thicken. Spread the cold cake with the icing, drizzle the melted white chocolate over the top, decorate with chocolate stars and leave to set.
Disclaimer: I was sent the product for review purposes, all thoughts are my own.