Sunday, November 15, 2009

Low Fat Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake



Today November 15th is the National Bundt cake day and I made a Chocolate marble bundt cake to celebrate it. This recipe is adapted from Alice Medrich's Chocolate & the Art of Low Fat Dessert's.The cake was very moist & chocolaty. I have made this cake many times & its one of my favorite.

Chocolate Marble Cake
(adapted from Alice Medrich's Chocolate and The Art of Low Fat Desserts)

2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder
1/3 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 whole egg
1 egg white
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup nonfat yogurt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Method:

Have all ingredients at room temperature. Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare the pan. Combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift together. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine espresso powder, cocoa, and 1/3 cup of the sugar with 1/4 cup water. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.

In another small bowl, whisk whole egg with egg white. Set aside.

Cut the butter into pieces and place in an electric mixer bowl. Beat for about 1 minute to soften. Gradually add remaining 1 cup of sugar and beat at high speed for about 3 minutes. Dribble eggs in slowly, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating constantly for about 2 minutes. On low speed, beat in a third of the flour mixture. On medium-high speed, beat in half of the yogurt. On low speed, beat in half of the remaining flour. On high speed, beat in the rest of the yogurt and the vanilla. On low speed, beat in the remaining flour.

Measure out 1-1/2 cups of yogurt batter and mix into the cocoa mixture; set aside.

Use a large spoon to fill the bottom of the pan with about three quarters of the white batter placed in dollops. Cover the white batter with dollops of chocolate batter. Top the chocolate batter with small dollops of white batter spread so that the chocolate batter shows through. Use a table knife to marble the batters together with a circular or zigzag motion; be careful not to blend them too much.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake in several places comes out clean. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes on a rack. Unmold the cake. Cool completely before serving or storing.


20 comments:

Cham said...

Well i didn't know about this day! Ur marble bundt cake is moist and pretty!

Happy cook said...

That is indeed a beautifully marbled cake.

Shyam said...

What an absolutely PERFECT cake! Not even a few crumbs seem to have come off! Lovely marbling, too. What brand of bundt cake pan do you use?

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Hi Sandhya...thanks alot 4 visiting my blog and the sweet comments..U too hav a nice space .Following u:)

Priya said...

Lovely Cake Sandhya... You bake like a pro... hats off to u :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, look at the shape, looks perfect:) Nice one, dude.

Parita said...

Cake looks scrumptious!

Bharathy said...

Peerfect shape!...looks so pleasant and "shiny" :)!!

The Food Librarian said...

What a lovely Bundt Cake. The marbling is perfect! Thanks for letting me know you made a Bundt...I'm doing a little round up later this week. Best regards, mary the food librarian

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Very beautiful bake, looks awesome.

preethvijay said...

hi sandhya thnks for visitng my blog and for ur wonderful comments. u ve a awesome blog and i ll tell u "U R QUEEN OF BAKING" All ur baking stuffs looks nice. will be visitng often.

vineetha said...

Hi sandhya..thank you so much for visiting my blog...Ur cake look so yummy and what attracted me more was that its a low fat one....:)

Swapna said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Sandhya...beautifully marblled bundt cake!!!

Usha said...

The cake looks fantastic, I would not have had the heart to even slice it, it looks that perfect :-)

Andhra Flavors said...

looks new. will try once.

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats come out so perfect and really nice...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Hi Sandhya.....

Sandhya here.....
I keep bumping into your blog... by mistake...
I love this cake.. and wow...

Do drop by my space (http://www.sandhyas-kitchen.blogspot.com) when time permits...

Shri said...

Holy!That is one smooth and a delicious looking cake!

Bharathy said...

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year, Sweetie :)!!...(why no updations? :) )

Matteo said...

it looks delicius thanks a lot for sharing...