Friday, August 15, 2008

Chocolatey Swirl Vanilla Pound Cake

Me : Wake up! Stop snoring! Come out on Friday night for a drink. Don't eat also nevermind. Sama sama diet...keke!
Fair Banana : Am not snorin. Tryin to get me with your baking again? Hai yoh. Fine. But then it has to be somewhere where can just sit n drink.
Me : What do you want? Cookies, brownies or cake? Choose 1. Don't be greedy.
Fair Banana : I almost want 2 say all. Erm i think cake. Thanks.
Me : Made you a chocolatey swirl vanilla pound cake.
Fair Banana : Oh great. Telling me what it is has gotten me thinking 'bout it more.

This is how i always bribe a good friend of mine to come out for a meal or drink. Haha....yea....she's a freak consumer of breads, cookies, brownies...all sort of confectionary goods. Anyway, i had actually intended to bake a simple marble butter cake...but then I don't always get to meet this good friend of mine. So may as well, just spend a lil more time and bake something better. So i dug out my King Arthur recipe book and found a vanilla pound cake recipe. I tweaked the recipe a little to make it into a Chocolatey Swirle Vanilla Pound Cake.


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar (DB used only 3/4 cup of sugar)
  • 3 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 + 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs (DB used 5 small eggs)
  • 3 tsp of cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp of milk
Method :

Preheat oven to 180 DC. Cream butter, sugar, baking powder, vanilla extract and salt together for about 2 minutes. Add in flour and continue mixing. Mixture will appear somewhat paste-y in texture. Add in eggs one at a time and ensure well mixing after each addition of egg. Allocate 3 tbsp of the cake batter into a small bowl. Add in cocoa powder and milk to the small bowl and mix well. Pour half of the vanilla cake batter into a prepared baking pan. Add in dallops of the cocoa cake batter onto the vanilla cake batter in the baking pan. Be careful not to crowd the chocolate cake batter in the baking pan. Top the chocolate cake batter in the baking pan with the remaining vanilla cake batter. Smooth the surface of the cake batter with a scrapper. Using a chopstick, twirl the cake batter to create a swirl effect on the cake. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Verdict : Simply delicious! Moist and Yummy!

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