It would not be fair if I didn’t share my favourite recipe for my marble pound cake. I searched for this recipe because I was craving for some pound cake. So I searched. Then I found this recipe that I’m going to share below. It’s a healthier alternative as it uses yogurt rather than butter. As you know, marble cake is a creamed cake. It would use half fat (butter) to flour, therefore this recipe is a much healthier alternative, as it uses vegetable oil and yogurt for fats. It does have guilty and yummy marble but that would not do much harm, I guess!
So I start putting out my ingredients and started measuring the items. It was quite mundane and boring till… I had to separate my batters for the coffee and vanilla. I separated it then it’s time to pour the batters into the moulds. It’s up to you to pour the coffee at the bottom or on top. In my case I poured the vanilla as the base. I alternate the batters and thus, my coffee batter is on top.
I popped it into the oven and let it do it’s magic.
When I was checking my cake, it was a little difficult to check if I’d burnt my cake as the layer I could see is brown. So a note to note is that if you want to check your cake easily, pour the vanilla batter last. I had a few cracks on the surface of the cake, but it was cooked perfectly and it was soft and moist inside.
Oh! And I did not add chocolate into my cake. Instead I used purely coffee flavouring and essence for just the coffee flavour in my cake. It is up to you if you prefer chocolate or coffee, in my case, coffee! So to stop all the anticipation for the recipe, there you go!
- 2 1/2 cup(s) flour, cake, sifted, or 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup(s) yogurt, fat-free plain
- 1 1/4 cup(s) sugar, granulated
- 1/2 cup(s) oil, canola, or vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup(s) egg substitute, fat free, thawed
- 1/2 cup(s) buttermilk, low-fat
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup(s) cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 2 tablespoon espresso, instant, or instant coffee crystals
- 1/2 cup(s) water, boiling
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoon espresso, instant, or instant coffee crystals
- 2 teaspoon sugar, powdered, and/or unsweetened cocoa powder
- cooking spray