Dreamy Raspberry Mousse & Hazelnut Cake

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This is both BF and my favourite cake, it`s something I always make for birthdays. I`ve served this in many occasions, and people always take an extra slice of cake! It has an incredibly fresh, sweet taste of raspberries combined with the nuttiness from the hazelnut cake which creates the perfect combination. It does require some time and effort, so I recommend making it over two days. But the great thing with this cake is that you can freeze the leftovers. That is, if there`s anything left to freeze! I thought I`d share this recipe with all of you now, in case you want to make something delicious during Easter! …continue reading

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Marble Cake – Reviving a Childhood Classic

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When I was a child, this is a cake that my mom and I used to make together, but I hadn`t made it in about 10 years, until last week when I was visiting my parents. I was feeling bored, and when I`m bored, I bake! I had been thinking about marble cake everynow and then, and considering I was at my parent`s place, it would be a fun thing to make; reminiscing about the good old days.

Sidenote: in Norwegian, marble cake is called “marmor kake” (yeah, cake is kake), but what`s funny is that I used to call it “mormor”, which means grandmother on the mother`s side. (mormor = mother-mother). A mistake my mother rarely corrected me on, as she thought it sweet that I called the cake after my grandma:-)

One of the best things about this cake, is the unique pattern that is created. Especially for a little child, it was always so exiciting when it was time to slice the cake into bread-like pieces, and look at the shapes. Like in this one, it kind of reminds me of a cartoon whale.

Anyway, here`s the recipe, and I hope that you all have a great weekend!

1.5 stick of butter  (175g)

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup milk

3 eggs

1 2/3 cup flour

1 ½ tsp. baking powder

3 tsp. vanilla sugar

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3 tbsp. cocoa

1 tsp. vanilla sugar

3 tbsp. milk

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Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Prepare a bread pan. Mix butter and sugar well. Add done egg at a time. Add milk and flour with the baking powder and vanilla sugar. Take out half the batter and pour it in the bread pan. Add cocoa, vanilla sugar and milk to the half that`s left in the bowl. Mix well and pour the dark batter over the white batter. Take a fork into the batter and makes swirls so the light and dark batter gets swirled into each other.

Bake in the oven for 45-50 min.
Let cool off, then slice into bread-like pieces and enjoy!