Marble Cake with Coconut | Bolo Mármore com Coco

1.

The first time I’ve made marble cake, it was a disaster. It was for a job’s party, where everyone should bring something with them. Stubborn as I am, instead of taking something that I was confident in doing – like chocolate mousse, that is easy and everyone likes it -, nooooo! I wanted to try something new, even knowing that it may go wrong.

The second time I’ve made it, it was for my brother’s birthday – poor brother. The cake was so dry and so hard that we actually were in danger of breaking a tooth!

Nevertheless, for a last time, I gave me and the marble cake one more chance, and I’m glad I did it; I really don’t know why I had so much trouble baking it on the other times. It is actually very easy to do it, duh!

2.For the first time in my life, I bought a coconut – which I used in this recipe. I was in a real fight with the coconut, since it’s very complicated to open it. But my dear sidekick E., was strong enough to open it and I was able to begin the recipe.

You will need:

90 g of all-purpose flour | farinha
1 Tablespoon of cocoa powder | colher de sopa de cacau em pó
25 g of semi-sweet or dark chocolate | chocolate negro
25 of white chocolate | chocolate branco
2 Egg whites | claras de ovo
1 Egg yolk | gema de ovo
115 g of sugar | açúcar
4 tablespoons of grated coco- if you use a coconut, after open it, scrape the inside with a knife and mince it. Fry the coco in a pan. | coco ralado – se usar um coco, depois de abri-lo, raspar o interior com uma faca e depois triturar. Torrar o coco ralado numa frigideira.

Sift half of the flour with the cocoa powder and the dark chocolate melted.
Misturar metade da farinha com o cacau em pó e o chocolate derretido.

Sift the remain flour with the white chocolate and the coco.
Misturar a outra metade com o chocolate branco e o coco ralado.

Beat the egg yolk with the sugar and add half of it to the dark chocolate dough. The second half must be mixed with the white chocolate dough. Whisk the egg whites and repeat the same thing – half / half.
Bater a gema de ovo com o açúcar e acrescentar metade da mistura à massa de chocolate negro. A outra metade, mistura-se ao chocolate branco. Bater as claras em castelo e separar novamente pelas duas massas.

If both dough’s are to dry, add in each a spoon of milk just to soften a little bit.
Se a massa estão demasiado secas, pode adicionar uma colher de leite só para amaciar um pouco.

Place alternate spoonfuls of the mixture in a pan and swirl lightly with a knife for a marble effect.
Coloque alternadamente colheres das duas massas numa tabuleiro e dê um efeito mármore com a ajuda de uma faca.

Take it to the oven (200º C) for 12 to 15 minutes.
Leve ao forno (200º C) durante 12 a 15 minutos.

And violà!

Now brother, you see that after all I can bake a marble cake. Even so, I promise you that in your next birthday, you will have a real birthday cake!

3.


A primeira vez que fiz um bolo mármore foi um desastre. Foi para uma festa de trabalho, onde toda a gente deveria levar algo. Teimosa como sou, em vez de fazer algo em que tinha a certeza que sairia bem, quis antes experimentar coisas novas, mesmo sabendo que poderia correr mal.

A segunda vez que fiz bolo mármore, foi para os anos do meu irmão – coitado! O bolo ficou tão seco e rijo que estávamos em vias de partir um dente.

Ainda assim, pela última vez, dei ao bolo mármore e a mim mais uma oportunidade, e fico contente que o tenha feito. Não sei porque saiu mal das outras vezes, mas é na verdade bem fácil de fazer!

Agora querido irmão, afinal consigo fazer bolo mármore. Mas prometo que para a próximo levo-te um verdadeiro bolo de aniversário!

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Author: M.

I’m M., the baker. Mid 20’s, tourist guide by day, chocoholic and foodie by night. I love food and everything related to it. I decided to create this blog after discovering that I love being in the kitchen, get my hands dirty and create delicious meals and desserts. Once in a while and randomly I will post other things that I enjoy in life and makes me happy, but in the end, everything will lead us to food! :)

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