Thursday, April 29, 2010

Black and White Pound Cake.

A recipe from my Birthday Book. This cake is also called Marble cake because of its distinctive appearance.

You need :-

  • 500 gms semi-sweet chocolate, broken into squares
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 10 eggs
Method :-
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.
  2. Line the bottom of a 10" round baking tray with non stick baking paper and grease.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of hot water. Stir occasionally. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl sift together the flour and baking powder. In another bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, two at a time, then gradually incorporate the flour mixture on a low speed.
  6. Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Stir the chocolate into the remaining batter, then spoon into the pan. With a spatula, swirl the two batters to create a marbled effect.
  8. Bake until a cake tester or a knife comes out clean, about 1 and 3/4 hours. Let stand for 15 minutes, then unmould and transfer to a cooling rack. To serve, dust with confectioner's sugar.

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