Friday, May 24, 2013

Chocolate Marble Cake

I have a friend at work and we are both magazine junkies.
We both get different ones and save them up for a month, and then trade off for the other to read.
She handed me the Feb issue of All You and inside I found this recipe.

I have been on a sweets kick, so it just made sense to have it made and on hand just in case someone had a sweet tooth.

This cake is dense, moist and delicious.
I immediately made another one to bring to my Nana. It would be rude to not fill her sweet tooth too!

We had some rainbow sprinkles on hand....but I opted to leave it just with the glaze. It is certainly sweet enough without the addition.

1 ¾ Cup cake flour
2 Tsp baking powder
¼ Tsp salt
⅔ Cup plain, whole milk yogurt
2 Tbsp whole milk
½ Tsp vanilla extract
8 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ Cup sugar
3 Large eggs, at room temperature
¼ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tsp instant coffee powder
¼ Cup heavy cream
½ Cup semisweet chocolate chips
Sprinkles (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 325
2. Coat a 9x5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray
3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
4. In a separate small bowl, whisk yogurt, milk, and vanilla
5. In a large bowl mix butter with sugar (electric mixer, med-high speed) until light and fluffy
6. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
7. Reduce speed to low, add half of flour mixture, then yogurt mixture, then remaining flour mixture.
8. Remove ⅓ of batter, about 1 cup, to a medium bowl.
9. Pour ¼ cup boiling water into a small bowl. Whisk in cocoa and coffee powder until smooth. Let cool slightly.
10. Add to batter in medium bowl, stir to combine
11. Alternate spoonfuls of vanilla and chocolate batters in loaf pan.
12. Draw a knife through batters for a marbled effect.
13. Bake cake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
14. Cool on rack for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely.
15. Place cream in a microwavable cup or bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds.
16. Add chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth.
17. Drizzle icing over cake, letting it drip down sides.
18. Top with sprinkles if desired.
19. Let stand until icing has set.



Sugar! I totally spaced and it wasn't in the original picture. Whoops!

As I got cutting further in the cake, the marbling looks better. Take my word for it.

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