Bolo Marmore - Marble Cake
If there's one single cake that brings back childhood memories, it's this one. I remember sitting around the kitchen table with my brothers as we waited for my stepmom to cut us a slice, then taking the biggest bite ever and ooohhh ahhhhing for a while.
Tonight is like being back home, it's like reverting back to when I was 5 or 6 years old and enjoying a home cooked meal after a day of playing outside until dark....I can see my greatgrandmother with a smile on her face as she dished out the dinner she had made for our family, Shepherd's Pie or Cottage Pie whichever you prefer and Marble Cake for dessert.
My husband is working a new shift which means he will only see the kids on the weekends and they're missing him already, so tonight is all about comfort food and giving my children the same wonderful memories that I hope one day will remind them of home.
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 sticks of butter, softened
6 eggs, separated
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 capful vanilla extract (just use the bottle cap to measure)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Beat sugar with softened butter....add egg yolks one at a time and vanilla extract
Beat egg whites until stiff
Mix flour, cornstarch and baking powder, then alternate incorporating the egg whites and the flour into the egg mixture.
Divide the batter in half, add 2 tablespoons of chocolate to one of the them.
Then by the spoonsful, add the mixture to the cake pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray.
Since the kids were helping me with the cake, I gave them measuring cups to add the cake batter into the pan.
Preheat the oven to 350º. Bake the cake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
While the cake is baking, give the kids the mixing bowls and cups and let them go to town........aahhhh the best part of making a cake isn't it?