Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Orange-scented Marble Pound Cake

I was inspired by this post to make my own version and instead of plain one, I decided to spice up my cake by making it marbled given orange and chocolate are always a great duo !

Here is what I've done..

150 g unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 scant tsp salt
150 g caster sugar
150 g cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
100 g milk
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
1 rounded tbsp orange zest
2 rounded tbsp cocoa powder + 2 tsp sugar + boiling water for cocoa paste

Method :

1. Preheat the oven to 160 c. , Lightly grease a loaf tin and line with parchment paper. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together and set aside. Beat the butter and sugar with a paddle attachment on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well each addition, stop the machine and scrape the batter down from time to time, until incorperated and the batter becomes smooth. Add the vanilla and the zest and mix all until blended.

2. Add the flour mixture and milk alternatively and mix until smooth. Divide 1/3 of the batter to a mixing bowl and fold in the cocoa paste, mix until incorperated. Pour half of plain batter into the prepared tin, top with the cocoa batter and finish with the rest of the plain batter. Make a swirl with a thick toothpick or a cake checker. Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center come out clean. Let cool in pan on a rack and turn out onto a rack.

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