Shannon P.: "The buttermilk adds tanginess to this cake recipe…" Read More
12Ingredients
1220Calories
90Minutes

Two batters — one with cocoa, chocolate and rum and the other plain, save the addition of lemon zest — are swirled in a cake pan before baking, lending marbled results. Sure, it takes an extra bowl, though very little extra effort beyong that. Although the recipe simply finishes the baked cake with powdered sugar, you can frost it with your favorite recipe, if desired.

Ingredients

  • 250 grams butter (at room temperature)
  • 250 grams sugar
  • 4 eggs (separated)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • lemon peel
  • 0.13 liters cold milk
  • 400 grams flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa (powdered)
  • 50 grams chocolate (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon rum
  • powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Beat the butter with 200 grams of sugar and the vanilla extract until light and foamy.
  3. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, then add 2 tablespoons of flour, the milk, and grated lemon peel.
  4. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks, add the remaining 50 grams of sugar, and continue beating until the peaks are firm.
  5. Sift the remaining flour with the baking powder.
  6. Carefully fold the egg whites and the flour into the butter mixture.
  7. Divide the batter into 2 bowls, add the cocoa, chocolate, and rum to one of the bowls.
  8. Pour half of the plain batter into a buttered and floured cake pan, then add the chocolate batter and add the remaining plain batter on top.
  9. Use a fork to make spirals in the batter for the marble effect.
  10. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Remove the cake from the oven, let it cool completely and sprinkle it with powdered sugar before serving.
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NutritionView more

1220Calories
Sodium30%DV730mg
Fat91%DV59g
Protein39%DV20g
Carbs52%DV156g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories1220Calories from Fat530
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat59g91%
Saturated Fat34g170%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol350mg117%
Sodium730mg30%
Potassium320mg9%
Protein20g39%
Calories from Fat530
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate156g52%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars76g152%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Shannon P. 2 Jun 2015
The buttermilk adds tanginess to this cake recipe that I really liked. The cake tastes more like brownies because it is so moist. You don't really even need to use frosting because it would cover up the swirls that make it looks so beautiful. Just a dollop of fresh whipped cream placed to the side of it would work instead. A drizzle of caramel sauce could be put on the plate before setting the piece of cake on it for pretty presentation.