Sunday, February 20, 2011
I am always looking for something I can bake on Sunday so my husband has something to take to work during the week. And to be honest I tend to stick with the same thing, either I make a banana bread or some type of muffin. Well, this week I want to try making something a little different, after all I don't want him to get bored with the same thing over and over.
I came across this recipe and decided that I would give it a try. I must admit that this recipe is really good, and it's isn't all that sweet. Another great things about this recipe is not only does it make for the perfect breakfast when on the run, but it could also be made into a party cake. All you need to do is frost with a nice chocolate frosting and you have the perfect birthday cake!
I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did. Happy Baking!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
2 sticks of unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (use the good stuff)
2 1/2 cups cake flour, plus more for the pan
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO DO:
Butter and flour cake pan while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a standing mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy.
Add the sugar and continue to mix well.
Add the eggs 1 at a time and beat until incorporated.
In a bowl, whisk together the milk and vanilla.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Reduce the mixer's speed to low and alternately add the flour and milk mixture until a smooth batter is formed.
Continue mixing for 5 minutes. (It's important to mix for the full 5 minutes.)
Transfer 1/3 of the batter to a bowl and whisk in the cocoa powder.
Pour the remainder batter into the pan; then spoon the chocolate batter around.
Run a knife through the batter, cutting the batters together to create a marbled effect.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Let the cake cool in the pan. Invert the cake onto a stand or plate, slice, and serve.