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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Chocolate marble cake



Okay , you can't really see the chocolate swirls in the cake but it's there , somewhere ! lol

This pound cake is supposed to be baked in a loaf pan but I've been itching to use my bundt pan so ...

I never thought how little the batter in this recipe if you use a bundt pan ! It barely hit 1/3 of my 9-inch bundt pan  !

I just crossed my fingers and hope for the best ....

But as you can see , it turned out well ! Not bad for my first bake using bundt pan . The bottom though is not flat . And I've forgotten to add the melted chocolate in the batter so no visible marbling except at the bottom .....


In the recipe , no baking powder is added but just in case it's a typo error ( it's not , by the way ! ) I've  added some .

This is a classic pound cake recipe .....

So use the best butter you can get  .

It really goes well with my mocha ice cream and espresso fudge sauce ^___^''


Recipe adapted from Bocuse in your kitchen

My slight modification in red

2 large eggs
2/3 cup ( 120 grams ) granulated sugar
1 scant cup ( 125 grams ) flour
1 stick ( 120 grams ) softened butter , plus butter for the mold
a pinch of salt
1 3/4 oz ( 50 grams ) semi-sweet chocolate ( milk and bittersweet chocolate combo )
1/2 tsp baking powder

* Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C . Lightly butter a 9 1/2-inch loaf  or a 24 cm cake pan  and set aside .
* Melt chocolate in a double boiler .
* Beat eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth and a pale yellow in color , then sift in the flour . Whisk in the softened butter and the salt ; the batter should be smooth .
* Pour melted chocolate over the batter then barely stir it in . Pour batter in the prepared pan and smooth the surface and bake for 45 minutes .
* Turn the mold upside-down on a cake rack to cool as soon you take the cake from the oven but don't lift it off until it has cool completely .


The bottom's a beaut , isn't it ?! 

16 comments:

  1. Hi Anne, I'm here for breakfast, woke up late today. Need coffee to boost up my energy and 2 big slices for me please. Don't forget to add ice cream too cos I used to take ice cream for breakfast. :)

    Very nice chocolate cake, texture look very moist. The chocolate too shy.... went hiding at the bottom. LOL

    Have a nice weekend. Regards.

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  2. Wow, the bottom is gorgeous!! Actually, the whole thing looks drool-worthy. YUM!

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  3. I like your brundt pan...I suppose there will be lots of brundt pan cakes to look forward to soon. Your icescream +cake are perefect match...YUM:)

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  4. Super soft and smooth crumb. The marble cake must taste super.

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  5. Your cake looks wonderful. I love simple pound cakes like this! It's flavours will improve when keep overnight! Great with a cup of black coffee!
    Happy New Year, Anne! Wish you a great 2013!

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  6. Hi Anne!

    I'm a butter cake person... so I'm okay to have this without the chocolate swirls!

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  7. LOve the shape of the bundt cake, so plumpy and nicely browned :) I like pound cake, but dare not eat much, gotta watch the waistline haha

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  8. This looks so good, Anne! I would love it with that scoop of ice cream. Wishing you and your family a very Happy new year!

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  9. it looks very soft! good job!

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  10. Hi Anne,
    You have cake to go with the irresistible ice-cream too? How nice! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

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  11. I love the last pic - beautiful and looks delicious!
    Happy 2013!

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  12. Hi Anne, Happy new year to you and wish you all the best in 2013.

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  13. Ti auguro un 2013 che inizi bene, prosegua come desideri e che termini con grandi soddisfazioni.
    Ti auguro di camminare su una strada chiamata vita, di inciampare in una pozza chiamata fortuna, di cadere in un abisso chiamato felicità.
    Ti auguro un amore sincero accanto a te che sappia comprenderti e guardarti nel cuore con amore
    per ciò che sei.

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  14. Hi Anne,
    I like your simple bundt mould.
    Cake looks moist and nice!
    Happy New Year to you and yours :)
    mui

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  15. I don't know about the swirls but the cake look gorgeous! Have happy new year!

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  16. I only use my bundt pan once, hehehe.. Your pound cake look absolutely delicious!

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