Marble Cake



Marble cake has always been my favorite, what's better than a combination of chocolate and vanilla. This recipe is from the book, Baked - New Frontiers in Baking, and what's interesting is that it uses dark chocolate along with cocoa powder. I had to try it and it makes such a difference in the cake. The chocolate flavor was really intense and just irresistible.



Marble Cake
Ingredients:
6 oz dark chocolate (60-70% cocoa)
1 tsp dark cocoa powder
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1 1/2 tsps baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, soft but cool, cut into 1" pieces
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
16 oz sour cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Method:
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. When smooth, add the cocoa powder and whisk till well incorporated. Remove from heat and keep aside.
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and dust a 10" bundt pan or two loaf pans.
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
Cream the butter and sugar for 5 mins till smooth and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Scrape down the bowl and mic for 30 secs.
Add the sour cream and vanilla and beat just until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients in three batches, scraping the bowl before each addition and beating only until each addition is fully incorporated. Do not overmix.
Pour one third of the batter into the chocolate mixture and combine gently with a spatula to make a chocolate batter.
Pour half the plain batter into the pan. Scoop the chocolate batter over the plain batter. Pour the remaining plain batter over the chocolate batter. Run a butter knife through the batter to make swirls.
Bake in the center of the pan for about 1hour, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time, or until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Then invert it onto the wire rack and cool completely.

34 comments:

  1. Adipoili...this is ma fav cake..Looks soft and yummyyyyyy.

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  2. Hi. The cake looks good, have never tried sour cream in baking.

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  3. Such a gorgeous and fantastic marble cake...looks too moist and soft!

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  4. that's a yummy double cacao-rich delight!!! it has come out perfect;

    I like to do this combination of vanilla & chocolate too, in case there is one who likes chocolates & another who likes vanilla...this one will be the right one to please all !!

    just need a cup of black coffee to relish this irresisitible cake!

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  5. looks tempting!...must try this...very nice clicks!

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  6. Ooh! So marvelous this marble cake! No, it's marbleous! Lovely!

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  7. The cake has come out very photogenic.

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  8. Love this marble cake...u are simply superb...keep posting

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  9. what a gorgeous cake!! Loved those curves on it.

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  10. That cake looks absolutely divine poornima...looks soft...loved the layer.....I guess its a large loaf cake, from the amount of ingredients....

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  11. ooo way too tempting..looks moist and perfect :-)

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  12. Yummy cake..i too made this last week,my son's fav..and no need of frosting...

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  13. Your marble cake looks delicious. I love marble cakes and is one of the first cakes I used to make. In Greece we call it geography cake, because of the various patterns formed :)

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  14. Cake looks so soft and fluffy. Really delicious Poornima :)

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  15. its a perfectly baked cake !!! good job

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  16. Lovely cake - I am craving it now for breakfast!!

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  17. Just perfect, looks tempting and yummy.

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  18. wow, looks absolutely delicious!

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  19. thats straight from bakery..... looks yummy...

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  20. You are doing a great job baking cakes dear! Marble cake looks awesome! :)

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  21. The cake looks moist and fantastic!

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  22. Cake looks fantastic Poornima, so moist and delicious!!

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  23. SOOO adorable marble cake..would love to have one piece rite now..:)

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  24. Cake looks moist and delicious:).

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  25. Cake looks moist and delicious:).

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  26. Hi Poornima,

    Perfect recipe for the season.

    Marble cake looks gorgeous and inviting...love the layers...who could possibly resist this:)

    Happy Holidays, dear.

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  27. I just love those spongy textured chocolate flavourcakes looks so soft and tempting

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  28. un délicieux marbré en plus de très jolies photos
    à bientôt

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