Originally Posted by Aunt Bea
How did the cake turn out?
Unknown. This cake is always better after is rests for a day and so I've been staring at it longingly. Tonight we'll get it gussied up with a dusting of powdered sugar and then serve with fresh blackberries and a dollop of whipped cream.
Grandma O's Marble Cake:
Oven 350 | Pan prep: Butter and flour a tube pan
2 C SugarAssembly:
4 eggs, separated
1 C butter
3 tsp vanilla
3 T plain yogurt (use the full fat, greek variety)
1 C milk @ room temp
3 C flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
dash of nutmeg
rind from one lemon, grated
2 squares Bakers unsweetened chocolate (2 oz), gently melted
1. Cream together egg yolks, sugar, butter. Add vanilla and yogurt and cream again.
2. Whip egg whites until stiff
3. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
4. Add dry ingredients and milk to butter mixture alternating, by thirds and mix until smooth and blended but do not over mix.
5. Fold in egg whites by thirds.
6. Mix 1/3 of cake batter into melted chocolate. Make sure your pan is sufficiently cooled to not cook cake batter.
7. Add lemon peel to remaining 2/3 cake batter.
Put 1/2 of vanilla batter in bottom of tube pan
Add all chocolate batter and then top with remaining vanilla batter.
Gently drag a dinner knife through the batter, swirling a little as you go to make the marble interesting. DO NOT GO OVERBOARD. A little chaos is interesting. (life parable alert).
Bake for about 55 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean. Let cake rest for at least 12 hours before eating.
Dust with powdered sugar, serve with whipped cream.