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.