Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Marble Pound Cake

Woke up at 5:30am and ..... Bake my Marble Pound Cake ^_^

Marble Cake Recipe:

55 grams ~ bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon brewed coffee or espresso
290 grams ~ cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
113 grams ~ unsalted butter, room temperature
250 grams ~ granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
180 ml ~ sour cream or plain yogurt
80 ml ~ milk

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter, or spray with a non stick spray, a loaf pan.

2) Place the grease paper on the loaf pan.

3) In a stainless steel bowl, placed over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the semisweet chocolate with the coffee. Remove from heat and set aside.

4) In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.

5) In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and sour cream.

6) With the mixer on low speed alternately add the flour mixture and the milk to the batter, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.

7) After preparing the batter, pour half of the batter into a separate bowl. Stir the melted chocolate into one half of the batter, mixing well. Place the batter into the prepared pan by alternating spoons of vanilla batter and chocolate batter. Then, with the end of a wooden spoon, gently draw swirls through the batter to marbleize it. Don't over mix or you won't have that wonderful marble affect.

9) Bake for about 45 - 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes before removing the cake from the pan to cool completely. Serve warm or at room temperature. This cake will keep for a couple of days at room temperature or it can be frozen.

source: http://www.joyofbaking.com/MarbleCake.html


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