Sunday, January 3, 2010

Chef Chuck's Marble Cake



Torta Marmo

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!

Marble Cake
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.

17 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Chef Chuck!

    Your cake looks incredible! I am adding it to my weekend menu! Wait till everybody comes over to watch football and I serve them of piece of this cake. Have a great day.

    Gin

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  2. Hi Ginger, This cake will be a real hit! Thank you

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  3. I love this! It means you don't have to choose between vanilla and chocolate...I mean really, why not have both?

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  5. Hi Joanne, I guess we are forced to eat both!! Not bad!
    Thank You

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  6. The cake looks so pretty! Happy new year!

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  7. Happy New Year Chef Chuck! This cake looks amazing.

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  8. Hello pigpigscorner, Thank you, and happy new year to you!!

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  9. Happy New Year, Amber! Thank You

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  10. Your cake looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Thank You Karine, Your welcome:)

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  12. I hate to admit it, but it looks as if your marble cake puts my Grandmother's version to shame! Wow, this is stunning.

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  13. Happy New Year Chuck!!!!!!!!

    This cake looks like a winner. Funny enough, I posted a light cake today too. They both have the same shape, height and powdered sugar. You'll just have to come on by :) I would love this cake you made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Happy Mew Year Live.Love.Eat, I check out your cake, Nice~~~ we are on the same wave lengths!!
    Lets trade pieces :) Thank You

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  15. Hi Brigett, Happy New Year! I feel honored to compete with grandma! We will keep this one to ourselves:) Thank You.

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  16. This looks sooo good!
    I love the way it looks!

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  17. Hi Ash! This cake was as good as it looks! "Moist"
    You take care, Thank You!

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