I have named this recipe Marble Cake No.1 because there is another marble cake that I usually make which I will blog next time I make it! & I know there are many more to bake & eat!!! I wanted tho try this one from a cookbook Seth bought for me & I was not disappointed…neither was he…
The cookbook is TRADITIONAL Jewish Baking by CARINE GOREN & the name of the recipe is Insanely Soft Marble Cake. I did not change a thing except i baked it in a tube pan…she recommends baking this cake in 3 loaf pans…I only have 2!!! & I didn’t want 3 loaf cakes..I wanted a beautiful cake in a tube pan to serve for dessert.
The cake was crumbly so it was kind of messy but it was delish. I made the cake parve as I used a none-dairy chocolate. The ingredients are simple & basic so everyone would most likely have the ingredients already in your fridge & pantry!
Thanks to CARINE GOREN for the recipe & my son Seth for buying me the book!
Here is the recipe ..from Carine Goren
For the batter
4 eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
For the chocolate
3 1/2 oz dark chocolate, melted
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Optional…. icing sugar to sprinkle on the cooled cake if you want
Preheat oven to 350f Grease a tube pan or 3 loaf cake pans
- Using a mixer, beat the eggs, sugar & vanilla on high-speed for 10 minutes. This will make the mixture so light in could & thick..you will see the volume has greatly increased as well, kind of looks like a mousse
- Now, lower the speed of the mixer to the lowest speed
- Slowly pour the oil in while the machine is running, but don’t hit the beaters with the oil otherwise it will splatter all over!
- Add the orange juice & water the same way that you added the oil
- Scrape down the sides if needed
- Mix the baking powder into the flour
- Add the flour & baking powder to the mixer & mix well on slow speed until the batter is smooth
- Put 3/4 of the batter into the pan …if you are using 3 loaf pans, divide the 3/4 of the batter evenly among them
- Mix the melted chocolate & the oil together
- Spoon the chocolate batter over the white batter & using a knife, swirl the chocolate batter into the white batter creating a marble effect….***for some reason most of my chocolate batter was at the bottom of the cake..but ha no one seemed to mind
- Bake the tube pan for 55-60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean…If you are using the loaf pans, bake for 40-45 minutes until a tester comes our clean… always check your cakes by looking through the window …do not open the door if you want to see how a cake is doing…. a couple of tips that I know.. when you start to smell a cake, then it is close to being done & also when a cake is ‘quite’…if you take a cake out of the oven & you listen to it..& if the cake is noisy..it isn’t done completely.. i always listen to it before I take it out of the oven… & of course check it with a toothpick or cake tester
- Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack until it is cool enough to turn our safely…so the side of the cake pan is not hot..it is a delicate cake & you do not want it to break. When it is cool, turn it out of the pan & let cool completley on a wire rack
- Dust with icing sugar before serving if you want..it looked pretty, but the cake has to be completely cool before you do this