Butter 180 grams
Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
Caster Sugar ¾ cup
Flour 1½ cup
Baking powder 2 teaspoon
Milk ½ cup
Pink food coloring few drops
Cocoa 2 tablespoon
Milk 1 tablespoon
Dark chocolate 1 thin slab (optional)
Lightly grease a cake pan and cover the base with grease paper.
Beat butter, essence and caster sugar in small bowl with electric
mixture until it is light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time,
beating in well. Transfer mixture to a large clean bowl and fold
in sifted flour and milk in 2 batches. Divide mixture in three
bowls. Tint mixture in three bowls. Tint mixture pink in bowl 1,
mix well. Stir in cocoa and extra milk in bowl 2 and mix well.
Leave the third mixture plain. Drop spoonfuls of each mixture
into prepared pan. Run a knife through cake mixture for a marble
effect. If desired slip in a slab of dark bitter chocolate in the
center so it melts while baking. Bake in a moderate oven about 40
minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.