Friday, 6 May 2011

Food Friday: Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake

Now that is one good looking piece of cake! My family really enjoys this recipe. I've made it several times. Once I forgot the baking powder, so it ended up really dense (but still tasty). Once, I realized that I didn't have any cocoa powder right at the end of mixing every other ingredient, so I substituted Hot Chocolate and it turned out nummy as well. So I'd say this cake recipe is kinda idiot proof ... or at least Tawny the absentminded cook proof hehehe


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sweet cocoa

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F (175 Degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch bundt/tube pan.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks (save the egg whites for later). Continue mixing at medium speed for as long as you can stand. I usually get tired around 4 or 5 minutes heehe.

Stir in flour by alternating flour and milk a couple of times until it's all mixed in. Stir in baking powder. Don't forget!

In separate bowl beat the egg whites. Fold them into the batter.

Take some of the batter out, to make the chocolate part. I usually take about 1/4 or 1/3 out. Pour the rest into the pan.

Mix cocoa into the batter you took out.

Pour chocolate batter on top of the white batter in the pan. Use a fork or knife to fold the chocolate into the white batter creating a marbled effect.

Bake in oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Then turn out onto a wire rack to cool further.

I gotta tell ya - I was a little worried. I've been known to get really impatient with my cake and try to turn it out when I haven't slid a spatula down all the sides to make sure it's really unstuck. Yipes! Then I end up with a bunch of cake mess. Oh well... it still tastes the same. But this one came out all pretty like it knew I was gonna blog about it :D

You could drizzle some sugar icing over the top, but my family likes to eat it plain. It's super moist and delicious without being too sweet. Num.


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1 comment:

PrairiePeasant said...

I just found a great bundt pan at a thrift shop, and I'm going to try your recipe next time I need a cake. Looks delicious! Thanks!