Sisters…sisters have an incredibly hard time coming to a decision. Chocolate or vanilla? Forget about it. That argument could go on for days…and it has. Enter the remarkable marble pound cake. The ultimate compromise in cake form. A mother’s dream come true. You can have both vanilla and chocolate cake – all swirled into one simple cake.
Marble Pound Cake
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder, dutch process
1/2 cup boiling water
2/3 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a loaf pan and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
Alternate mixing in the flour and the buttermilk to the electric mixer until combined.
Dissolve the cocoa powder in the boiling water. Set aside.
Scoop out a third of the batter and place in a small mixing bowl and stir in the cocoa mixture.
Marble Pound Cake
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder dutch process
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a loaf pan and set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
- Whisk together flour, soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Alternate mixing in the flour and the buttermilk to the electric mixer until combined.
- Dissolve the cocoa powder in the boiling water. Set aside.
- Scoop out a third of the batter and place in a small mixing bowl and stir in the cocoa mixture.
- Use a large spoon to scoop dollops of vanilla and chocolate batter into the loaf pan. Make a checker board type pattern. You should have enough batter to make at least two layers of batter.
- Use a long skewer or knife, to swirl the batter together…making the beautiful marble effect.
- Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes. Until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
Slice up this moist cake and wrap it up for the kid’s lunch box. My kid’s are always proud to bring food they have made to school for lunch. This cake is equally lovely shared with family for a special occasion dessert table. So, what’s your favourite? Chocolate…vanilla…marble.
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