Taste & Create V - Marble Pound Cake

Taste & Create is an event where we get to pick a recipe from another blog, create it, taste it and blog about it. Of course, all of us would have done this once at least, because often a nice dish on another’s blog catches our attention. We create and taste it, but may fail to mention on our blog that we tried their recipe. This event specifies that we choose a dish, try it and most importantly blog about it.

My “Taste & Create” partner was Amy of Tart Reform. She has an array of baked goodies on her blog, and that made it all the more easier for me to pick one. I chose her recipe for Marble Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze. I have been meaning to try a Marble Cake and couldn’t have come across this event and recipe at a better time.

I followed her recipe for Marble Cake to the letter, and was pleased with the results. I had recently bought a bundt cake silicone pan, and was waiting to try it, finally got a chance to do so.

Since the cake already had chocolate flavour in it, I resorted to a light powdered sugar glaze instead of the bittersweet chocolate glaze.

Marble Pound Cake with Powdered Sugar Glaze

You will need:

3 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup cocoa powder
6 tbsp water
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 eggs
1/2 cup milk
Powdered Sugar Glaze (recipe follows)

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325F. Grease a 10-inch Bundt cake pan with a non-stick spray. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. Blend together 1/2 cup sugar, cocoa powder and water until smooth.

Cream butter with the help of a beater until smooth. Gradually beat in remaining 2 cups sugar. Increase speed until well blended and light (4 min). Beat in vanilla then eggs, one at a time. At low speed add dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with the milk in 2 additions.

Add 3 cups of batter to the cocoa mixture and stir until blended. Ladle the vanilla and chocolate batters alternately into the prepared cake pan. Using the end of a wooden spoon, swirl the two batters in light figure eight motion. Do not over mix, this will hamper the marble effect. Bake for an hour, and when the hour is approaching check to see if its done by inserting a cake tester in the centre. If it comes out clean then your cake is done. Depending on your oven cooking capacity, the cake may take longer or lesser time, hence its advisable to check to prevent burning.

Let cake cool in pan for ten minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting or drizzling glaze.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

½ Cup Powdered Sugar
2-3 Tbsp Milk

Whisk the above together to make a smooth mixture which has pouring consistency.

Drizzle over the cooled cake and serve.

I must say this was one delicious cake and was hard to share. But I had to, otherwise I would have ended up eating all of it!

Hard to Share..Marble Pound Cake with Powdered Sugar Glaze

This post is off to the event "Taste & Create" hosted by Myamii of For the Love of Food.

11 comments:

  1. this is such an interesting event :) i am having so much trouble keeping track of all the events out there! its mindboggling :D

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  2. Your cake has come out so well...no wonder it was hard to share :-)

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  3. The event sounds like so much fun! And I must say that your cake has the perfect crumb...looks light and airy. Aren't marbled cakes the prettiest, with all those whorls and swirls?

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  4. Pound cakes taste so good... (i wish they weren't so fattening though) :) Yours looks so pretty and I've always wanted to try a marbled cake too for the longest time. Beautifully done Namratha.

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  5. Yumm the cake looks so good.
    ANd such a nice event.

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  6. I have at least a dozen recipes that I have made and loved, from other blogs in the last 2 months. I used to do a post every month about it. Got to get back to doing that soon.

    Your cake looks wonderful. Love the "marble effect":D

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  7. Your version looks great! I hadn't even thought of just using a powdered sugar glaze, but that sounds wonderful now that you mention it.

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  8. wow!! looks like ou nailed the recipe to perfection girl!:) loved the cake!

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  9. I know what you mean Nags,I'm having trouble too...lots of it..too many events out there...really!

    Thanks Sunita :)

    Thanks Nupur, couldn't agree more :)

    Thanks Lavaanya :)

    Thanks Happy, take part in the next one..will be fun!

    Thanks TBC, and yes I do miss your posts on the other blogger recipes...used to lead me to other blogs :)

    Ohh thanks Amy, for the recipe and for stopping by :)

    Thanks Mansi!! :)

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  10. beautiful cake namratha that glaze look soo yummy

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