Sunday, January 3, 2010
Chef Chuck's Marble Cake
A marble cake brings back childhood memories, vanilla cake with rich dark chocolate swirled in a very moist cake. This is a dessert for any occasion even Sunday dinner!
1 cup dark chocolate, melted and cooled
3/4 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
11 tablespoons butter, room temperature
7 ounces sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
powdered sugar, for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line a 9 inch round pan with parchment paper and butter both bottom and sides. Melt chocolate in a double boiler with 3 tablespoons of milk, from the 3/4 cup of milk, set aside to cool. Sift flour, baking powder and salt twice, set aside. In a mixer beat butter for 2 minutes, then slowly add sugar and vanilla. Add one egg at a time till well blended. Scrape bowl down and with mixer on low alternate flour and milk. Pour 2/3 of this mixture in a prepared pan. With remaining batter add it to the cooled and melted chocolate. Carefully pour the chocolate in a swirl design run a knife through the entire cake to mix the vanilla and chocolate. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a rack, when completely cooled dust with powered sugar.