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Food: Marble Pound Cake

When I was a child, there was a tradition established where relatives – mostly the women – visit one another on a particular date each month. The date was determined based on a symbolic event for that certain family – such as a birthday or a wedding date.  The hostess would bake a cake or two or make brioche and other wonderful baked goods, fresh lemonade in the summer and cinnamon spiced tea in the winter and sometimes even ice cream or jello would be added – for the kids that behaved during the visit.

I don’t recall behaving until the cake and ice cream was served and then I had to glance over to my mother to make sure I was entitled to getting my share.

So in light of traditions, and hosting a tea party or Sunday brunch or even a simple get-together just because, I share with you this wonderful old-world, easy marble cake recipe, just like the ones my mother and aunts made – right  here:


  • 3 eggs about 210 g
  • 210 g of cane sugar
  • 100 g of extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 220 g of plain flour
  • 8 g of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoons of pine nuts
  • Butter to grease the cake tin {more}

and what goes great with a slice of this delicious cake – are these seasonal coffee pods from Nespresso


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