A few days ago I was searching our recipe books for a simple cake to make and I found this recipe. It’s a Serbian recipe, which is why the ingredients are in grams and not cups. Also, “1 packet of vanilla-sugar” is equivalent to 1 tbsp of vanilla-sugar (or just plain vanilla extract); likewise, “1 packet of baking powder” is equivalent to 1 tbsp of baking powder. The original recipe only mixed 1/3 of the batter with the cocoa powder mix while I chose to mix 1/2 of the batter with the cocoa powder mix; it all depends on how much chocolate and vanilla you want. And now, without further ado, the recipe:
- 200g butter
- 250g sugar
- 1 packet vanilla-sugar
- 4 eggs
- pinch of salt
- 1 grated lemon
- 500g flour
- 1 packet baking powder
- 40g cocoa powder
- 40g sugar
First beat the butter with a mixer until light and fluffy. Next add the 250g of sugar and vanilla-sugar and beat well. Add the eggs one by one, beating well between each egg.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder; then add this into the liquid mixture. Beat in the salt and grated lemon. Add enough milk so that the batter immediately tears when pulled apart.
Separate the batter into two halves and mix in the cocoa powder, 40g of sugar, and a little bit of milk (1-2 tbsp) to one half.
Alternatively drop spoonfuls of the vanilla and chocolate batter in a prepared bunt pan. Bake at 375F for 30-40 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.