Mabul Cake

The cake I baked on Friday that was gobbled up by Sunday morning
The cake I baked on Friday that was gobbled up by Sunday morning

First, an explanation for those that do not speak Hebrew. Mabul in Hebrew means flood. This post ideally should have gone up last week, but the cake was not baked until Friday, and the post was not ruminated over until Shabbat, and on Sunday I did JPIX, and after that…well, here it is. I try to make marble cake for Parshat Noach, the section of the Torah about the flood. This year I took Batya’s simple cake recipe (the one I had previously used for orange cake, but no orange in this one, just vanilla for flavor) and divided it in two, one with some cocoa (about 1/4 cup) and one without. I used three cups of flour, and I mixed some chocolate chips into the batter.

The cake itself came out delicious. And no one seemed to care that my lights and darks were not very pronounced. No one except me, however. So in preparing this post I put the picture in Photoshop and made it look a little more marbly (mabully?):

Darkened marble cake with brightness tool and color balance tool
Darkened with brightness tool and color balance tool

Does it look more like a marble cake now? Maybe next year I’ll melt some dark chocolate and drizzle it throughout the cake batter as I put in the pan. Any suggestions?

Another fun idea for this parsha by Juggling Frogs: Rainbow Menu

My speedy blogger friends already have posts up about this week’s parsha, Lech Lecha:
 Go to Yourself (Ilana-Davita)
 Avraham Ha-Ivra/the Hebrew (Daniel Saunders)

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