Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cinnamon Marble Cake

I know, I have not posted a single cookie recipe this December and to be honest, I am not even sure whether there is going to be a cookie session at all. But guys, sometimes, less is more and there were other things that needed to be taken care of this month. I'm sure there will be plenty of time for baking next year and who knows... I might turn on the oven this weekend. For now, I have a really simple and wonderful cake recipe for you that I tried out in the first week of December. By using cinnamon instead of cocoa powder and adding handful of raisins, you can turn a marble cake into the perfect Christmas treat.

(from: Süsse Sünden - Tarek Malouf)

190g soft butter, plus a little to grease the cake tin
190g sugar
1 sachet of vanilla sugar
3 eggs
190g flour, plus a little more for the cake tin
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
25g sour cream
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
70g raisins

Preheat the oven to 170°C (convection oven: 150°C). Grease a 20cm cake tin with butter and dust with flour.

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs one by one. Scrape down the bowl from time to time with a ladle.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together into another bowl. In two additions, add the flour mixture to the fluffy mixture and mix well. Then, add the sour cream.

Put about 200g of the dough into another bowl, add the cinnamon and mix well. Add the raisins to the other remaining dough. Fill the dough with the raisins into your prepared cake tin first. Then, add the cinnamon dough. Run through it with a fork and swirl it around a bit to create the marble effect.

Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for about 50-60 minutes. Test whether it's done with a wooden skewer. If there is no dough on the skewer, your cake is done.


  1. Seraina! Hami mega gfreut, Dich hüt so per Zuefall zgseh! Ich hoffe, es klappet emal mit Kafi und Chueche im neue Jahr! Wünsche Dir ganz schöni Fäschttäg!

  2. Woooooow! This one looks fantastic! I love cinnamon!

    Thank you Katrin for your wishes! Did you have a nice Christmas?

    I wish you all the best for the new year!



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