In Greek, mavro means black and aspro is white. The black and white cake is also known as a marble cake. We have converted the recipe so that you can make it in your thermal cooker.
This cake is great to have with afternoon tea or to take to someone’s house when visiting. It also freezes well and can be made in advance.
The recipe is Chrystalla’s mum’s recipe. This is what Chrystalla remembers about the cake:
“My mum always makes this cake to have on hand, just in case we have visitors – which we always do.”
Mavro Kai Aspro – Black and White Marble Cake
- 300g soft butter
- 400g sugar
- 500g self-raising flour
- 4 large eggs
- 165g milk
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 20g cocoa
- 30g icing sugar plus extra for dusting
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees, fan forced. Spray a bunt tin with cooking spray.
- Add all the white mixture ingredients into the bowl: soft butter (300g), sugar (400g), self-raising our (500g), eggs (4), milk (165g), vanilla essence (2 tsp). Mix 30 seconds/speed 5.
- Scrape down the sides and blend again for 1 minute/speed 5 or until well mixed.
- Transfer 2/3 of the white mixture into the bunt tin.
- With the remaining white mixture still in the bowl, add all of the black mixture ingredients: cocoa (20g), icing sugar (30g), baking soda (1/8 tsp). Mix 15 seconds/ speed 5.
- Scrape down sides and mix again for 5 seconds/speed 5.
- Pour the black mixture on top of the white mixture in the bunt tin. Use a knife to swirl through the mixture to create a marble effect.
- Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
- Dust with icing sugar for decoration (optional) and serve.
- Mill white or raw sugar to make icing sugar: 10 seconds/ speed 9
- Spread chocolate icing over the cake, once cooled.
- Store in an airtight container to keep it moist.
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After you make the cake batter in your thermo mixer, bake it in the oven. Recipe instructions can be downloaded here.
Allow the cake to cool in the bunt tin before serving.
Flip the cake over and serve it with the smooth side facing up (option 1).
Or serve the cake with the marble effect facing up and dust some icing sugar on top.
You could also spread chocolate icing over the cake. That is a delicious option too.
You will see a marble effect on the inside of the cake when you cut it open. The cake is half chocolate and half plain.
This cake freezes well. Cut the cake into slices and put it in the freezer to eat later.
Or take the cake to a friend’s house and enjoy it with a cup of tea.