This is my #somethingnewfordes for November 2. 🙂 My niece is celebrating her 4th birthday today (Yay!) and I’m so excited for her. Too bad I can’t visit her but we’ll Skype and I can show her the cake I baked just for her. I chose marble cake so I can try something different from my usual chocolate cake recipe.
- 2 oz 60% cacao dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 5/8 cup butter, softened
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup and 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup chocolate
- 2 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 175 C or 350 F.
- Prepare two round 8 in pans. Grease sides and line with parchment paper.
- Combine chocolate and 1 1/2 tbsp butter and melt in the microwave in high heat for 40 seconds to 1 minute (check to make sure it does not burn). You can also use a double boiler. Set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, cream 5/8 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat eggs in one at a time. Stir in vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder. Pour half of the dry ingredients into the butter sugar mixture. Add half of the sour cream and mix. Add the remaining flour and sour cream. Beat well.
- Distribute the cake batter to the two pans. Add the chocolate butter. Make swirls. Do not over mix.
- Bake 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks. Cool completely.
- To make the frosting, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Allow the cool. Cream the butter and icing sugar. Mix the chocolate and pour the milk. Gradually beat to reach desired consistency. Add sugar if too wet or milk if too stiff.
- Frost your cake and decorate with candy sprinkles, chocolate chips or chopped nuts. Enjoy!