tish boyle's rich marble pound cakeand it’s saturday and tomorrow’s sunday… what is sunday? it’s church day…. heh heh…. i’m not a christian.. i just go to church with the hubby… and bring along my bakes as breakfast for the early birds… and marble pound cake it shall be…

Recipe adapted from Bisous A Toi

342g Cake Flour
2tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
500g Castor sugar, divided (Rima reduced this to 300g- original recipe is too sweet)

20g Natural cocao powder (Rima used cocoa berry)
90ml Water

340g Unsalted butter

1.5 tsp Vanilla Extract – Rima used toffieco vanilla paste
5 large Eggs
120ml (1/2cup) Whole milk


tish boyle's rich marble pound cake– Preheat oven to 325F/ 190C. Grease the inside of a 10′ bundt pan and dust with flour. (i baked mine in 6″ round pan and also in a loaf pan)
– Sift Cake flour, baking powder and salt and set it aside
– In a mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter at medium speed for 2 minutes until creamy
– Add sugar and continue to cream for 4 mins at medium to high speed
– Add vanilla extract. Add eggs one at a time and mix at medium speed until well mixed
– Add sifted flour mixture in 3 additions and alternating it with 2 additions of milk
– Mix cocoa powder with water in a small bowl. Add 3 cups of the batter to the cocoa mixture and stir until blended. (Rima added my pistachio paste here instead of the cocoa mixture)
– Spoon 1/3 of plain batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth it to an even layer. Spoon 1/3 of the chocolate (pistachio) mixture over the plain layer and smooth to even out. Repeat until all batter is used up finishing with the chocolate layer
– Bake at 190C for 60-75mins or until the skewer comes out clean

Personal notes:
tish boyle's rich marble pound cake
– i used 256.5g of castor sugar
– i added 1 scant tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp of Starbucks VIA Extra Bold Blend coffee powder into the cocoa powder mix and used 2 (instead of 3) cups of batter for cocoa mixture
– i used vanilla paste for the cake as well
tish boyle's rich marble pound cake
 all ready for church mates  (o⌒.⌒o)
Pollution index: 105 (unhealthy)


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