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27/10/2011

||| Chocolate & Mint Marble Airplane Cake |||

Yes yes u read right..AIRPLANE cake!! :D I decided to make a surprise for my boyfriend on his return from Florida after getting his PPL (Private Pilot Licence) and I came up with this cake...a scaled down shape of the Cessna 150 plane he flies. (Sounds geeky right?!) Enjoy :)
Ingredients

  • 350g butter / margarine
  • 400g sugar
  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 7 eggs
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 150ml milk
  • few drops vanilla extract
  • few drops green food colouring
  • few drops peppermint flavouring

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. 


Beat in eggs one at a time, adding some flour with each. 

Add the milk and divide the mixture into two bowls.

Beat in cocoa and vanilla into one mixture and add green colouring and peppermint to the other mixture.

Line a large cake tin with baking sheet and scoop some of the chocolate mixture in the middle of the tin.

Then scoop some of the mint mixture right on top of the chocolate mixture. Continue to alternate between the two mixtures, always pouring it in the centre right on top of the previous batter. 


This is done in order to achieve that nice zebra effect.

Bake in a pre-heated oven of 180 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit/gas mark 4 for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake come out clean.


Leave the cake to rest for a few minutes and then remove from tin and put it on a wire rack to cool.

Serving suggestion: You can cover the cake with melted chocolate or chocolate icing and decorate with little mint chocolates ORRR opt to transform it into an airplane like I did ;)







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