Tuesdays with Dorie: Basic Marbled Loaf CakeMay 3, 2011
This week’s recipe for the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers is Basic Marbled Loaf Cake, selected by Carol of The Bake More. Mine was a cupcake rather than a loaf cake, and it was more layered than marbled, but all’s well that ends well, right?
What I did: I made half the recipe and baked it as cupcakes, because I didn’t have quite the right size pan for that amount of batter. There are many flavor combinations suggested by Dorie, and I have no doubt that the TWD bakers came up with some of their own creative flavors. I stuck with the Traditional Marble Loaf: half vanilla batter and half chocolate batter, and I used some delicious 60% chocolate that I bought when I visited the Jacques Torres store in New York. But oh, the cardamom and coffee marble loaf sounds really tempting!
How it went: This was so quick to mix up. I ended up with 7 cupcakes. The batter was really thick, so there wasn’t a lot of marbling going on. I ran a knife through each cupcake, but they still ended up as layered rather than marbled. I baked them for 24 minutes.
How it tasted: I have a cold, and my tastebuds aren’t fully functioning. I could pick up some good chocolate flavor, though. My husband said it was good, but would be better with frosting (I predicted that comment!). He liked it, though, and acknowledged that it’s probably not as bad for you without the frosting. I look forward to trying another one when my tastebuds are back to normal, and I think my husband will be happy to help me finish these off!