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Emotional Baking
Emotional Baking
fortunate marble cake.
At times like this, I realize how fortunate I am. There’s a lot to be grateful for and I can’t help but feel lucky - even for the little things. It’s worth sharing any way I can. I think I’ll bake.
I'm feeling...
something that’s simple, modest - fitting,
something with a welcoming scent to fill the air,
something that’s easy to share,
something that’s soft, moist, tender...
  • I’m fortunate
  • I’ll bake
  • Marble Cake
  • Soft, Moist, Tender
  • Perfect
This cake with its vanilla base and generous chocolate swirl is both delicious and light. It’s perfect wherever and whenever it’s needed.
marble cake.
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Prep time: 20 minutes, Bake time: 40 minutes
Serves: 8-10
  • Spray oil, for greasing the bundt pan
  • 2 ¾ cups + 1 tbsp (329 g) all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (368 g) granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tbsp granulated sugar
I’m glad to get started...
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
In a medium bowl, sift the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and sugar together. Set aside.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the oil and sugar together for one minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well, until the mixture is light, about 3 minutes.
Fold half of the flour mixture into the oil mixture. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla, then fold in the remaining of the flour mixture until well-mixed.
It feels good to be doing something, anything I can.
Remove one cup of the batter and add it to the cocoa and sugar mixture and mix well. Set aside.
Liberally coat a bundt cake pan with spray oil. Then pour the vanilla batter into it. Drop the chocolate batter by the spoonful into the vanilla batter then swirl it all together. Let the cake sit for 3-5 minutes so the chocolate can settle at the “bottom”.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
It’s nice to know I can bake this cake just to share it.
Let the cake rest in the bundt pan for 10 minutes. Then slowly, holding the edges of the bundt pan, shake it just a little so as to loosen the cake from the pan.
After an additional 10 minutes, turn the cake out of the pan to cool on a wire rack.
Share it. Enjoy it. Delight in it.
fortunate marble cake.
fortunate marble cake.
Emotional Baking
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
If you’re struggling in any way,
If you feel alone or you need help,
Contact your primary care physician or follow the links below to find help in your area. You are never alone!
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