Marble Pound Cake

marble cake

Ingredients:

A = Batter

150g Butter (Room Temp)

30g Sugar    (1/8 cup)

3 Egg Yolks

150g Cake Flour  (1  1/3 cup)

1 tspn Baking Powder

1 Tbspn Milk

B = Foam Egg Whites

3 Egg Whites

1 tspn Lemon juice

60g Sugar (1/4 cup)

C = Marble Effect

** 15g Cocoa Powder (1/8 cup)

Preheat oven to 320F (~160C)

Steps for A = Batter

1.  Beat together sugar with the butter until light yellow and fluffy

2.  Beat in the egg yolk, then gradually blend in cake flour + baking powder

3.  Alternate blending in milk on batter

Steps for B = Foam Egg Whites

4.  Whisk egg whites till bubble

5.  Drop in lemon juice

6.  Continue whisk till white foam shown and pour in rough estimation of 1/8 sugar

7.  Continue whisk at high speed and add in the remaining 1/8 sugar to foam peak

A+B = Plain Batter

8.  Scope a portion of Step A batter and mix well with Step B

9.  Pour Step 8 into the remaining Step A and mix well.

To make chocolate batter or marble effect

10. Separate some batter from Step 9 and fold in cocoa powder

11. Alternating spoonfuls of plain batter and chocolate batter to simulate a checkerboard in cake pan

12. To create marbling, run a table knife (or wooden skewer) through the batters in a swirling motion

13. Bake for 20-25 mins or toothpick comes out clean

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