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Recipe: Marble Cake

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A mix of vanilla and chocolate cake, Marble Cake is a traditional dessert that stirs up memories of childhood for many people. The first printed references of Marble Cake date back to the 19th century, where vanilla cake was streaked with chocolate for flavor, giving it a marble effect. Today, Marble Cake is still a popular dessert, easy to make and transport, for a whimsical end to a meal.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ounce Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate, chopped
  • 1 & 1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 2.5 cups flour

METHOD:

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
  2. Melt the chopped chocolate. Set aside.
  3. Whip butter; slowly add 2/3 of the sugar.
  4. Add the egg yolks to the butter mixture.
  5. Sift the flour and gradually add to the butter mixture.
  6. Whip the egg whites in a separate clean bowl, slowing adding remaining sugar, until they form stiff peaks.
  7. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  8. Remove a little less than 1/2 of the batter and transfer to another bowl.
  9. Add the melted chocolate to the reserved smaller amount of batter and stir to incorporate.
  10. Spoon the batters, alternating the colors, into prepared loaf pan.
  11. Smooth out the surface of the cake and, using a knife dipped in oil, score the center of the batter to ensure an even split on the surface during baking.
  12. Bake about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
  13. Dust with powdered sugar or cocoa powder before serving.

YIELD:

One 9x5x3-inch load pan, for 8-10 servings.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF A MARBLE CAKE: THE CHOCOLATE OR THE VANILLA?

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