Welcome to Bookish Recipes, a feature on the blog where I cook or bake a recipe from a book I have loved and share the result with you. Last Thursdays was Sant Jordi's Day, a very special day for me because we celebrate love and culture exchanging books and roses with your loved ones. This is why this week I have decided to share with you a traditional recipe with a small twist.
Basically, I've taken my mum's recipe for this cake that we call coc, and make it a red marble cake to match the colour of the roses. It's quite an easy and quick recipe to make and it always comes up really well. Have a look:
For the Ingredients, you'll need:
- 4 eggs
- 1 yogurt (and keep the recipient to measure the other ingredients - I used a 125g yogurt)
- Oil (1 yogurt)
- Sugar (2 yogurts)
- Flour (3 yogurts)
- Baking powder (1 sachet)
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 red colourant
1) Preheat oven to 200º. Mix all the ingredients (except the cocoa and red colourant) and divide the dough in two.
2) To one of the halves add the cocoa and the red colourant and mix well.
3) Fill a mould (20 cm) with half of the white dough, then add half of the red dough and mix them a bit to give it a marble effect. Repeat again.
4) Bake in the oven for 25/30 minutes (at 180º).
5) To decorate, I printed the silhouette of a rose and filled it with icing sugar.
The result is a very moist cake that you will devour in a couple of days. I really like this red marble effect and it was perfect to celebrate such a fantastic day as Sant Jordi.