This cake is really delicious & moist and not to mention easy and simple to make. Once you try making it once, i honestly think it will become your family favorite :)
300 grams of self raising flour
250 grams of caster sugar
250 ml of milk
250 ml vegetable oil
Additional dry ingredients:
2 additional tablespoons of flour
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Put all the main ingredients into a big bowl and mix it all together until combined.
Once the mixture have all incorporated, split the batter evenly into in 2 different bowls. Bowl 1: add the additional 2 tablespoons of flour, mix it well & set aside (this makes the cream batter) Bowl 2: add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, mix it well & set aside (this makes the chocolate batter)
Prepare your cake tin (we used the 21cm round cake tin) and make sure you have greased and lined your cake tin to ensure the cake won't stick to the tin after baking.
This next part is how to incorporate both creamy & chocolate batter into the cake tin: Pour 2 big spoonfulls of the creamy batter and then alternately pour another 2 big spoonfulls of the chocolate batter and then pour another 2 big spoonfulls of the creamy batter followed by another 2 big spoonfulls of the chocolate batter....do this alternate pouring motion continuously until all the batter is finished.
The cake tin should look similar to this picture.
Bake it in the oven at 180 degrees for approximately 45 mins.
Note:Each oven may vary slightly as you get to know your oven better, you will be the best judge if you need to lower the temp a bit or increase t or decrease the baking time.
If you are wondering what that pink towel is doing around my cake tin, its actually a little trick that we learned a while back. This towel will prevent the cake from forming a dome in the middle of the cake.
We used any old hand towel that we cut into 2 pieces (length wise) and we wet the towel under the kitchen tap and squeezed excess water out of the towel until its just damp (not dripping) and then wrapped it around the cake tin. We secured it with a safety pin as you can see in the photo above. This trick works everytime and very handy tip to know.
Okay so the end result of the cake should look like this inside, similar to a zebra stripes :)
Hope you will give this simple recipe a try, its really delicious and the whole family love them :) Happy baking!