Sunday, June 16, 2013

Marble Pound Cake

Happy Father's Day! Is it me or is this year really flying by fast?


My favorite childhood moment with my dad was probably around the age of 8. I can even remember my hair style I wore that day. My dad & grandpa took my little sister and I to Piedmont Park. I just remember it being a nice sunny day, playing on the jungle gym. Then having icy treats afterwards. I just loved that moment back then even though, it was such a simple day.


I made my dad a marble pound cake. He really couldn't decide what dessert he wanted, when I was coming up with all the things I could possible bake. I honestly think I made marble cake just once and that was during university. I'm so happy to get to make it again, because it's just so darn good. I already had a slice earlier, and I'm going to get another two slices before bed. Don't judge me :)


I served the cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Of course, you can make a ridiculously yummy vanilla or chocolate glaze instead.

I never go easy on whipped cream. Always think..MOAR!


Marble Pound Cake
(recipe via Back to Baking-Anna Olson

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 + 3/8 tsp baking powder (roughly a little under 2 teaspoon)
3/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 sticks of butter (18 tablespoons), room temperature
2 cups sugar
6 large eggs, room temperature
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup full fat sour cream
6 oz dark chocolate, melted over double broiler

Preheat oven to 325° F. Brush 9'' cake pan with melted butter and flour it, tapping out the excess. 

Sift the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar in a mixer until light & fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Scrape the bowl. Add the dry ingredients, alternating with the sour cream. 

Scoop vanilla and chocolate batter in the pan, I alternated between them both. Then use a knife or skewer to swirl the batters together, or marble.

Bake the loaf for 60-70 minutes. (My cake was done at the 60 minute mark, but I could of taken it out sooner.) Cool and remove from the pan. 




2 comments:

  1. That looks REALLY good. I love marble cakes. I need to get a bundt pan and quick!

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    1. You should look for one when you go to a yard sale, they are so much cheaper!

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