So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45

Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday's Menu

On Valentine's day, I decided to try out this little recipe I found in my All You magazine.

Mine rose a little more than theirs apparently because their picture was a cake with a perfectly rectangular shape and mine looks like a loaf of quick bread but it tasted just as good, I bet.

I only got one slice if that tells you anything.

It was very easy to make too. Everyone else was drooling over it before dinnertime that night too.

(The heart shaped sprinkles were in the Wilton section at Wal-Mart... or Hobby Lobby or Michaels too, I imagine.)

Chocolate Marble Cake

1 3/4 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup plain yogurt (I used vanilla because we always have vanilla on hand.)
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
8 Tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray baking pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In another small bowl, mix together yogurt, milk and vanilla.

With an electric mixer, blend in large bowl butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs. Reduce speed to low and begin alternating mixing in flour mixture and milk mixture until all are combined. Remove about 1 cup of the batter to a separate bowl.Set aside.

Pour 1/4 cup boiling water into a small bowl and whisk in cocoa until smooth. Allow to cool slightly. Add to the cup of cake batter and stir to combine.

Alternate spooning vanilla batter and chocolate batter into prepared pan. Draw a knife through the center to create marbled effect. Bake about 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center. Cool completely.

Place cream in microwaveable bowl. Heat for about 25 seconds until hot. Add chocolate chips. Let stand about 2 minutes then stir until smooth. Let cool slightly (should still be pourable). Drizzle over cake. Top with sprinkles if desired.

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