I must be going through something as all I want to do is bake…bake and bake some more (my lemon blueberry cake from last week)! So when I found a recipe for a marble cake I just couldn’t resist creating my own version.
Who makes marble cakes anymore? Let me rephrase that, who makes homemade any cake these days? lol. Here is a recipe for an authentic marble cake that you will find to be moist, simple in flavor and not overly sweet.
A few things to mention;
- Use a top quality chocolate bar for the recipe
- When adding the batter to the chocolate, remember a little goes a long way (I learned this the hard way as I just split it and then had mostly chocolate cake).
- The white part of the cake is where the sugar is so if you use too much white in the chocolate, the cake will be less sweet. What I am trying to say is to follow the recipe below and not the photos for this recipe.
In a small bowl add flour with baking powder and salt and set aside.
In a microwave bowl, put 1/4 cup milk and chocolate in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.
Set aside for about a minute. With a spoon, check to see if the milk was hot enough to melt the chocolate. If not, place in microwave for 15 seconds and repeat until all chocolate is melted. Add zest from orange to the chocolate and set aside.
Fold 1/3 of the flour into the butter mixture, mix well, add 1/2 of the sour cream mixture and continue with flour, then sour cream and ending with flour.
Remove 1/4 of the mixture and mix with the chocolate until combined.
Spoon plain mixture onto the bottom of the pan, add chocolate and continue until all the batter is used. Using a knife, place in the mixture and swirl (do not mix, just swirl a little to give it the marble effect).
and here is the inside
There are a lot of steps in baking this marble cake, even writing it out for the blog took a little more effort…but I will share, this cake is Amazing (with a capital A)! As I mentioned earlier, it’s a super moist cake and the orange zest balances the flavors of both the “vanilla” and the “chocolate” flavors of the cake. This cake can also be made in a bundt pan, I would adjust the baking time. Let me know what you think of this cake. Enjoy!