This weekend I did a delicious cake for my German friends! It was Marble Loaf Cake, first time I’ve ever done it! I was reading how to get the perfect effect and tips for the cake when I read that it is orginally from Germany! OH… GREAT! A bunch of Germans would eat it, so it had to be perfect! And… IT WAS!
Here is the original recipe… but as I always do I change it a little bit! Here is how I did it.
What you need:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter room temperature
- 1 3/4 cup cake flour (if using all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cup minus 2 tbsp)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs room temperature
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup whole milk room temperature
- 100g dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup boiling water
How to do it:
- Preheat oven 350F/177°C. Butter a loaf pan, line it with parchment paper and butter the parchment paper. (Is the best way to get the loaf out of the pan!)
- Melt the dark chocolate bain marie and add the boiling water. Mix it until smooth.
- In a big bowl beat the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at the time and beat until combined, scratching the sides of the bowl when needed. Mix in vanilla.
- Add half the flour, baking powder and salt mixing well. Add milk and mix until combined and finally add the rest of the flour.
- Set aside 1/3 of the batter and add the melted chocolate mixing until combined.
- Spoon the batters (vanilla and chocolate) in the pan alternating the colors. First I put a layer of vanilla then chocolate in some places, then vanilla, then chocolate and so on. (I read that in order to create the marble effect you have to run a knife through the batter in a swirling way, but I didn’t do that and it worked perfectly!)
- Bake for 45-55 min until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
- Cut it and discover how the marbled turned out!
It’s quite easy to do, and it tastes deliciuos! At least all the germans who tried it said so! I was so proud of my cake! And I loved cutting it and seeing how it looked like!! Lovely!