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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lily's Marble Cake



I saw Gale Gand of Sweet Dreams in The Cooking Channel one morning, baking this marble cake which she said was deliciously moist.  I don't know why, but lately i was not able to make a pound cake which will marble the way it should.  So, when i saw Gale Gand did it, i had to give her way of marbling a go.  When i went into Cooking Channel for the recipe, then did i know who Lily was.  When you all first read the title, you might have thought that i have named a marble cake after myself.  How i wish!!!!!!  I am not that talented to have created a recipe.  I might have dished up some dishes for dinner, cooked with what i have in the fridge or the pantry but never create a cake recipe.  I am so blessed to be able to go into the internet and find so many recipes that so many bloggers graciously and sincerely shared and i thank all of them.



Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), plus more for the pan
2 cups sugar (i used 1 1/2 cups only)
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour, plus more for the pan
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
1 cup shredded coconut( i used dessicated coconut)






Methods:

Butter and flour a straight-walled 10-inch tube pan.(i used a bundt pan) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, 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. 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. Stir the coconut into the remaining batter.

Pour the coconut 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. (Do not stir.) Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
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