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Marble Pound Cake
Grandma's Marble Pound Cake
Grandma's Marble Pound Cake - my family recipe; dense and rich; with wonderful flavor coming from lemon zest, rum and chocolate; can be baked in bundt cake tin too!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
  • 130 g (1/2 cup or 1 stick + 2 tsp) butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 200 g (1 cup + 1 Tbsp) sugar
  • 250 g (2 1/4 cups) cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • grated lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp dark rum or rum flavoring
  • 90 g (3 oz) bittersweet chocolate, melted
  1. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  2. Mix butter, egg yolks and sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, milk, lemon zest and rum and mix until incorporated.

  4. Gently fold in beaten egg whites using spatula or a spoon (do not use mixer for this step).
  5. Divide the batter in two equal parts. Mix melted chocolate into one half of the batter.
  6. In a buttered and floured loaf pan, place one by one tablespoon of yellow and brown batter intermittently. Drag a fork through the dough to get marble pattern.

  7. Bake at 165 C (330 F) for 50-60 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness.