Tuesday, May 3, 2011
TWD: Basic Marbled Loaf Cake & Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake
It was a double-loafer weekend. Loaf cake, that is.
Carol from The Bake More chose Basic Marbled Loaf Cake for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.
Amy of Amy Ruth Bakes decided on Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake last June but I didn't get to it then.
I used my handy-dandy home-made loaf cake splitter-in-halfer thingamajiggy* and made half a recipe of both cakes in one pop.
* the thingamajiggy is a piece of cardboard cut to fit the pan, then covered well in aluminum foil. I use a couple of pieces of parchment paper lining the bottom and middle side for a little extra insurance to keep the batters safely on their own sides.
As long as the baking times are similar, this method works well for halving loaf cakes. (I included a show and tell on how to make the divider in this post).
As you can see, I opted not to make the standard vanilla - chocolate marble cake. Instead I went with straight vanilla and colored half the batter pink. My son begged me not to add raspberries like I was planning to, or any other flavors, so my marbling is cosmetic only.
Both cakes were moist and dense and tasted delish with no frosting or glaze. I would have a hard time picking a favorite.
If you'd like to see the recipe, stop by Carol and Amy's sites (links in the first paragraph), or find yourself a copy of Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours".