What do you get when you marry vanilla to chocolate … Little Vanilla-Chocolate babies followed by a heart-breaking divorce ? Nah they’ve always enjoyed being together. What you get is, the first cake I have ever made : Chocolate marbled loaf cake.
I’m gonna be very frank with you, this is my mama’s recipe. She showed me how to make this the first time and as usual I have added my own twist to it. Yes, it’s called IdrissTwist for a reason and that is : I pretty much do what I want in the kitchen.
Here is the thing though, I am not a fan of most of chocolate marbled cakes because every time I try one I just feel like : “Where the chocolate at ?!”
So I have decided to solve the case of the missing in action chocolate. I took a radical approach, which is basically : I will put my chocolate right where I can find it. Problem solved. And that’s how this became my all time favorite chocolate marbled cake.
And that’s what cooking is really all about right ? You taste something and you like the idea of it. However, you still see room for improvement and most of all just want to make it in a way that will make you happy. So that is why I encourage each and every one of you to try this recipe and add your own twist to it.
When I was making this marbled cake, I wanted to avoid ending up with a dry cake and I also wanted a fudgy chocolate middle. So my twist on this was very simple :
Skip all leavening agents such as baking soda and baking powder and use egg whites to make to lighten up the cake. I also wanted to limit my sugar intake, so I opted for a raw cocoa powder (No sugar added, just cocoa), extra dark chocolate chips and only half a cup of coconut sugar. And it worked ! What you end up with is :
- Decadent fudgy chocolate middle.
- Very flavorful vanilla cake.
- Super moist texture.
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This recipe was a request from a friend of mine who tried it and loved it. So this is why I am dedicating this to Annie and her sweet family. I hope that you guys will have fun making this over the weekend, I know I did.
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Chocolate Marbled Loaf Cake (Refined Sugar free)
- 3/4 of a cup of melted organic butter.
- 4 large free range organic eggs.
- 1/2 Cup of coconut sugar or brown sugar.
- a pinch of salt.
- 1 and 1/3 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour.
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract.
- 1/4 cup of raw cocoa powder.
- 1/2 cup extra dark chocolate chips Optional
- Preheat your oven to 375 F.
- Separate your egg yolks from whites.
- Add sugar and salt to your egg yolks and mix thoroughly.
- Start by adding small quantities of flour and butter and mix. This process will avoid you ending up with any lumps in your batter. You should end up with a very thick batter.
- Now beat your egg whites until you form a meringue consistency. This is like a shaving cream consistency. Check picture above. If you are doing this process by hand, use a large bowl and do long strokes. FYI : Great arms workout.
- Now add your meringue to the batter and whisk with a spatula. Once you have a homogenous batter you will notice that it is now much lighter.
- Split your batter between two bowls. Leave one bowl aside and to the other bowl add the cocoa powder and mix. Now add in your chocolate chips and fold them into the mixture.
Your chocolate mix should be very thick, just like a brownie batter.
- Oil a non-stick loaf mould. If you don't have a non-stick one, dust your mould with flour to make sure your cake doesn't stick.
- Now using a spatula put half of your vanilla mixture first and then half of the chocolate mixture.
- Add the remaining vanilla and drop the rest of the chocolate mixture on top. Check the picture above for reference.
- Bake for 40 to 50 minutes depending on your oven.
If you wanna make sure that it's done, just stick a toothpick in the middle, if it comes out clean then you know it's done.
- Let cool down, serve and enjoy !
Cost per Loaf : 6.90 $CA ; 5.11 USD The cost in U.S. $ is based on a conversion from Canadian dollars to U.S. Dollars.