This marble cake is simply divine, swirled with chocolate and paired with a scrumptious frosting made with fresh cherries. A match made in food heaven. Why choose between chocolate or vanilla when you get to enjoy both flavours in every bite of this tender cake? And the frosting, speckled with real bits of jammy cherries, really is the proverbial 'cherry on top'.
I've just recently returned from my annual visit to Kelowna, British Columbia, a beautiful city located in the Okanagan wine region. Along with its giant lake and wineries, Kelowna is known for its bountiful fruit orchards. Last year I brought home a basket full of rich, dark cherries and created my フレッシュチェリーフロスティング.
This visit the cherries happened to be in season again and I couldn't resist the opportunity to remake that scrumptious frosting. But I wanted to make a special cake just for it. Chocolate and cherries go so well together, so I decided to create this beautiful marble cake.
how to make marble cake
Now, before you begin baking, it's very important to first make sure that your butter, eggs, and buttermilk are all room temperature. Plan to set them out well ahead of time so that you're not stuck twiddling your thumbs while waiting later.
Preheat your oven to 350°F with the rack centred, and grease a nine-by-five inch ローフパン with butter before lining it with パーチメント紙.
Mix together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set it aside for now. In another medium bowl, mix together the dutch-processed cocoa powder with two tablespoons of hot water. Mix well then set it aside for now as well.
Whip the room temperature butter until smooth, about two minutes. Add in the sugar and beat together on medium-high until light and fluffy, about four minutes. These steps are crucial to achieving a light and delicate cake texture.
Lower the speed and add the room temperature eggs in one a time, mixing well after each. Add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
Alternately mix in the flour mixture and room temperature buttermilk in the following order: flour, buttermilk, flour, buttermilk, flour. Make sure to fully incorporate after each addition, but be careful to not overmix the batter. [As soon as dry ingredients are added into a batter you have to be wary of overmixing.]
the marble effect
Transfer one third of the cake batter into the bowl with the cocoa powder and water mixture. Gently stir until the cocoa is just fully incorporated into the batter, being very careful to not over-mix.
Spread the remaining two-thirds of the vanilla batter out over the bottom of a large bowl.
Spoon the chocolate batter into several dollops over the top of the vanilla batter.
焼き菓子を作る時の小麦粉の計量は、計量カップではなく、 ゴムベラ, carefully fold the batter over itself two to three times. Move the batter from the bottom of the bowl and flip it over the top. Don't overdo it or it will lose the marble look.
Gently transfer the batter into your prepared loaf pan and use the rubber spatula to smooth down the top. Smack the bottom of the pan on your countertop a couple times to help release any air trapped in the batter.
Bake the cake until an inserted toothpick comes out almost clean, about forty to forty-five minutes. Don't over bake it or the cake will lose its soft and tender texture. Cool the cake in the pan for ten minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack to cool the rest of the way.
decorating the cake
Wait until the loaf cake has completely cooled before you decorate it. If you're really not into frosting, this cake is delicious enough to not need it. Instead you can just give it a pretty dusting of icing sugar.
However, if you are a fan of frosting, my フレッシュチェリーフロスティング tastes spectacular with the marble cake (the cake was made for it, after all). I also decorated it with halved and whole cherries, as well as some edible chamomile flowers from my garden.
I used a Wilton 4B tip to pipe one batch of my cherry frosting in large puffs over the top of the cake and a ring around the bottom.
It's so fun cutting into marble cakes because you won't know what it will look like inside until you do. The spontaneous swirls of chocolate are so pretty, not to mention delicious.印刷
Marble Loaf Cake with Cherry Frosting
- 準備: 15分
- 調理: 45分
- 合計時間: 1時間
- 分量: 1 斤 1x
- 分類: cakes
- 国: アメリカ
1 ½ カップ (195g) cake flour
1 小さじ ベーキングパウダー
¼ 小さじ 重曹
½ 小さじ 塩
2 大さじ dutch-processed cocoa*
2 大さじ hot water
¾ カップ (170g) 無塩バター (室温にしておく)
¾ カップ (150g) グラニュー糖
2 卵 (Lサイズ、室温にしておく)
1 小さじ バニラエキストラクト
½ カップ (118ml) buttermilk, room temperature
* Dutch-processed cocoa powder has been treated with an alkaline solution to neutralize the cocoa's natural acidity. This makes it react differently than natural cocoa powder in baking.
- カロリー: 465
- 糖質: 32.5 g
- 塩分: 279.6 mg
- 脂質: 27.5 g
- 炭水化物: 52.3 g
- タンパク質: 4.4 g
- コレステロール: 110.6 mg
キーワード: marble cake
Abslutely the best marble cake I ever made. And the frosting - sooo good.
That's so nice of you to say, thank you!
Was hoping mine would turn out as marbly as yours. It did. Thanks for instructions.
That's great! Thanks for the review 🙂
Moist and delicious.
A divine match with cherry frosting. YUM!
Thanks so much ❤️
We had friends visiting from out of town. Made this marble cake for dessert. It turned out perfectly.
That's great! Thanks for sharing
Awesome recipe. Turned out like a dream.
Thanks! So great to hear
I made this cake and wonderful cherry frosting for my grandma's 80th birthday.
You should have seen her smile when she took her first bite. And let me tell you
at that age a lot of things have no flavour to her but this cake and frosting did.
Thank you for helping me make her day special.
That is so sweet and gave me the biggest smile. Thank you, and happy birthday to your grandma!
This was the perfect cake for a small potluck my in-laws had on the weekend. I didn't try the cherry frosting but definitely will next time. The almond glaze I used worked well.
Thanks Mary, your almond glaze with this cake sounds great.
Love this cake. No one can give me flak about having chocolate for breakfast.
Haha any excuse for that is a good one. Thanks
Cake turned out perfectly. Cherry frosting is divine. Thanks.
That's great! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Divine indeed. Soooo good.
Thanks so much!
I made this cake for my husband's birthday. Cake turned out perfectly.
That's great, thank you for sharing 🙂
Great tasting cake.
My mom loves marble cake. I made this one for her birthday last Thursday. I am in awe with how well it turned out.
That's so great to hear! thank you
Perfection!! The cherry frosting was the 'icing on the cake'. No pun intended. Super delicious.
Thank you ❤️