The marbled effect is a clever swirl of plain and chocolate batters.
Bundt pan: Inspired by the European turban pan mold, with a pattern that resembles the folds of a turban, this cake pan comes in many other intricate shapes. Inspired by the European Kuglehopf cake pan, the Bundt pan takes its name from Bund, German for a gathering of people.
Preparation Time30 min
Preparation Time - Text30 mins, plus cooling
Cooking Time1 min
Cooking Time - Text60
Total Timeunder 2 hours
One Pot MealYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturechocolatey, sweet
Type of Dishcake
- 1½ cups butter, softened
- 1¾ cups granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup milk
- 3 tbsp natural or Dutch process cocoa powder
- Confectioners sugar, for dusting
- 10 in (25cm) Bundt pan (12 cup capacity) or 14 × 4½ in (35 × 11cm) rectangular tin
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter and flour the pan, tapping out the excess flour.
Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. One at a time, beat in the eggs, beating well after each, then beat in the vanilla.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. On low speed, beat in half the flour mix. Beat in the milk, then the remaining flour mix.
Spoon one-third of the batter into the pan. Transfer half the batter into another bowl. Sift in the cocoa powder and stir. Spoon dollops of the cocoa batter into the pan, then top with the plain batter. Swirl a knife through the two batters to create a pattern, taking care not to over-mix. Bake for about 45 minutes.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove. Dust with confectioner's sugar and serve.
2008 Dorling Kindersley