Marble cake – an absolute classic worldwide. Look at the photo: The cake looks like any other cake baked in a cake mould. And also very classic: the crowning highlight with icing sugar. But this cake here hides a small but fine secret.
The marble cake is full of oriental aromas. While experimenting, we asked ourselves what 2, 3 tbsp. Tahini would be. The experiment was a success. The Tahini gives the cake its typical nutty character without putting itself in the foreground. Then some cinnamon and spiced up is the classic dough. Only one thing is missing … The crowning touch!
Icing sugar with cardamom! I don’t know how I got it, but I’m very glad I had this mind flash. Before your taste buds hit the cake, the scent of cardamom already rises into your consciousness and says: HELLOOO MY FRIEND!
So, if you want to surprise your friends with a venerable classic, go ahead 😉
Recipe for Tahini marble cake with cardamom dust
- 250 g flour
- 125 g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 125 g butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 packet baking powder
- 1 sachet vanilla sugar
- 125 ml milk
- 20 g baking cocoa
- 40 g dark chocolate
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tbsp Tahini
- 2 tsp icing sugar
- 1 tsp cardamom
You need a cake mould with a diameter of approx. 22 cm.
- Preheat oven to 180 °C.
- Grease the cake tin with a little butter.
- Mix flour with baking powder.
- Beat the butter with the sugar and vanilla sugar until creamy.
- Add the eggs and continue stirring.
- Gradually stir in the milk and flour-baking powder mixture.
- Stir in the Tahini.
- Pour 2/3 of the dough into the greased dish.
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a water bath.
- Mix the remaining 1/3 dough with cocoa and melted chocolate.
- Spread the chocolate dough on the light dough in the cake tin.
- Now with a fork or a wooden skewer whirl into the dough. For this simply dip the fork/spit into the dough and make spinning movements. You can also take a spoon for an extreme pattern and push the dough down from above and vice versa.
- Now bake for about 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Before taking it out, please do a cooking test: Sting the cake with a skewer or knife. If anything sticks to it, it will take a little longer. If nothing sticks to it anymore, then take it out.
- Let the cake cool completely and then turn it out of the mould.
- Mix the icing sugar with the cardamom and spread over the cake in a small sieve.