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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dorie Greenspan's "Traditional Marble Cake"

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My marbling leaves a lot to be desired! This is the third attempt for me to get my Marble Cake "photo-ready"! Oh the taste and texture of this cake was awesome every-time. But what did you expect? This is Dorie Greenspan's Recipe from the baking book "From my Home to yours". This book is one of my favorite baking book ever! I would love to try all of the recipes from that book. What a splendid collection!
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups +  2 Tbsp Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 oz Semi-sweet Baking Chocolate
  • 4 Large Eggs, at room temperature
  • 12 Tbsp(1-1/2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1-1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
Procedure:
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Sift flour and baking powder in a wide bowl.
  • Cream the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes at medium speed using an electric mixer.
  • Add the eggs "one at a time" and incorporate with the the butter-sugar mixture.
  • The resulting mixture should be pale yellow in color. Add Vanilla Extract to it.
  • Add the flour and milk in small batches and mix only till combined.
  • Meanwhile melt the chocolate in a wide shallow bowl.
  • Add approximately half the white batter to the melted chocolate.
  • Using a rubber/silicone spatula mix gently.
  • Prepare the loaf pan by lining it with aluminum foil and greasing it with butter. Now drop the white and chocolate batter alternatively.
  • Using a steak knife or any sharp knife, cut deep into the batter.
  • Move it in zig-zag patterns.DON"T overdo it! 4 to 5 times should do the trick! No more.
  • Bake the cake for 1 hour and 20 to30 minutes in the top rack or until a tooth-pick inserted into the center comes clean.
  • Cool the cake and slice it with a sharp knife and serve with a spot of tea!

My son loves the marble cake as much as he loves this Zebra Cake:
Enjoy!
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16 comments:

  1. Cool dear. I am tempted to make it right now. Maybe I will the mall is not too far away.

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  2. superb cake! its a classic loved by all :)

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  3. Looks beautiful and very detailed pictures. thanks for the effort. bookmarked

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  4. the cake looks fabulous...i too baked this cake few days ago..yet to post it..but your texture looks much better than mine.. wonderful clicks..and the zebra cake also looks very very pretty.

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  5. superb looking marble cake....looks delicious..moist and perfectly baked

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  6. Seriously those loaves looks super spongy and prefect..

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  7. ooooh,the texture of the cake looks so so good!!can't agree more on Dorie's book and her recipes:)

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  8. wow, that looks superb, surely looks very authentic recipe :)

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  9. I adore marble cake a lot. You have made it so perfect CL. Classy pics.

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  10. That looks so perfect lassie. Nice and clean pics !!

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  11. Perfect marble cake..I have tried marble cake 2 times,first time It didnt came out well,second time it got better,maybe next time I will get a perfect one :)

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  12. Your cake looks scrumptious and very pretty, Lassi!
    It's been a while since I last had marble cake.

    Many blessings, Catherine

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  13. Pattern wise, i like zebra :)
    The pictures look stunning!!!

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