Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sour Cream Marble Chocolate Cake

Sour Cream Marble Chocolate Cake


Sorry for the interruption when some of you tried to leave a comment in my blog. I have just found the solution and rectify the problem by changing the comment setting to "pop up window" rather than "embedded below page". I hope you have no problem to leave me a comment from now, Thank you for you time. Ya, back to this post, I just done this cake which i have bookmakred long ago and only have a chance to do it today.













I chosen this recipe from Honey Bee Sweet which I think this recipe is best to bake using the "non'stick angel food heart cake pan " which i won from a giveaway by 鲸鱼蓝蓝小窝居 and also a cookbook. This is also the 1st time I won something from a blogger giveaway...Thanks so much to 鲸鱼 !!
This cake pan is so useful, i have no problem to remove the heart shape cake from cake pan.

Sour Cream Marble Chocolate Cake


Sour Cream Marble Chocolate Cake


Another reason was I never try using sour cream in baking, just like to experience it this time. Eventhough we couldn't taste sour cream in this cake, but this cake is very nice, very similar to a pound cake, dense and moist.

I saw my husband took one whole cake and wanted to eat by himself, i asked him whether can you finish this big cake (appx 3"x6" in size)!    He said "why not? " LOL!!
He actually finished the whole cake by himself, hehehe...he kind of like this cake..

Sour Cream Marble Chocolate Cake


Sour Cream Marble Chocolate Cake
(recipe source: adapted from Honey Bee Sweet with minor changes )

*makes 6 heart shapes cake or a bundt pan

Chocolate Paste
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp hot water

Cake Batter
250g butter, room temperature
350g caster sugar
5 medium eggs
2tsp vanilla extract (I use homemade vanilla extract)
210g sour cream (you can replace with yogurt)
420g all purpose flour
2tsp baking powder
1/4tsp baking soda
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda.
2. In a small bowl, mix the cocoa powder and the hot water together to make a smooth paste.
3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together till light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs and then vanilla. Then add in the sour cream, and scraping the bottom of the mixing bowl to make sure it is evenly combined.
4. Fold in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and blend well. Lastly, mix in the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate chunks into the batter and mix well.
5. Remove 1/2 of the batter and mix in the chocolate paste in to it.
6. Spoon in big scoops of vanilla batter into the baking pan and alternating with some spoons on chocolate batter as well to create the marble effect. Repeat till all the batter has been put in.
7. Place in the oven to bake for 35mins or 40 to 50 minutes if you use a bundt pan, depending on your oven. Bake till golden brown and the tester comes out clean. If the top of the cake browns too quickly, cover with foil first until done.
8. Once baked, remove from oven and let cool on rack for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely. Enjoy!!

I hope you can try this cake, very good indeed, Thanks to Bee Bee for kind sharing.

Sour Cream Marble Chocolate Cake


I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #7 – Chocolate Delight (May 2011) hosted by DG from Tested and Tasted.



Happy Baking !!

64 comments:

Ambreen said...

Wow! they look so delicious & very perfectly baked. Love your heart shaped pan, too. I can happily eat one or maybe two :)

eileenlee said...

nice cake, sonia and the support from family members always motivate us to bake more ya.. haha

reanaclaire said...

Just by looking, I Know this is delicious.. I like the shape too..

CaThY said...

Very lovely & yummy little cakes! I love that mould too ;)

Angie's Recipes said...

Those marbled muffins look terrific! The addition of sour cream must have given those beauties some extra flavours.

Food Glorious Food! said...

I also never used sour cream in baking. I should get started now ! Your cakes are gorgeous!

Jane Chew said...

nice mould! actually i used lots of sour cream in baking n cooking. I dont think u will taste the sour cream but just the purpose of making it moist. I think i will love this too :)

shaz (feedingmykidsbetter) said...

looks really moist. yum!

My Little Space said...

Oh ya, I remember these moulds. You won it from Blue Wale's blog. Aren't they cute! I wish I can find them here too. So jealous. And the cakes look so tasty as well. Enjoy your weekend! It's school holiday but still have to wake up early. lol!
regards,
Kristy

ChrisAu said...

woah woah woah....i want!!!!

Three-Cookies said...

Looks great. I love baking with cultured milk/sour cream, it adds great flavour and texture.

Janice said...

nice looking marble cake there. i like your mould. can i know where you get it?

daphne said...

what perfect marbling there. Sour cream would make it so moist to eat too!

Joelyn~幸福の起点 said...

wOW....Nice marble cake!will bake it soon...:)

Cafe Pepela said...

Woow!
They look very delicious :)

ICook4Fun said...

I like this lovely mould. I have to see if I can get it here. By the way I am able to post a comment here without any problem. You method works :)

Min said...

Wow, so nice! I love the pans, they are so cute. I haven't tried baking using sour cream also, next time can give it a try.

Swee San @ The Sweet Spot said...

The pan is cute!

J.O said...

蛋糕看起来麻麻年好吃的
模也很美~~~

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

呵呵,这个模我也没有哩:)
我觉得好方便呢,做好了就一个一个自己掉出来,要送人很方便:)

hanushi said...

The cake looks very pretty in its heart shaped mould!!! :)

Radhika said...

thanks for sharing this recipe. I have bookmarked it. When I read the title I was a bit exasperated as i don;t get sour cream at my place but thanks for mentioning the replacement for it.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great recipe. Re comments I have changed to Firefox and now having no problems. I can leave not comments on Explorer or Google Chrome!!! Diane

Federica said...

mamma mia che buono!!!complimenti!!!baci!

Pete said...

Haven't tried adding sour cream to cake....sounds good!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! I like sour cream cake too, make it very moist.

Vardhini said...

Wow .. looks so yummy. Love the mini hearts .. thx for sharing.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

RPVN said...

Your cakes look so cute and delicious. Gotta love the combination of sour cream and cocoa. Anyway, don't you think I can omit the chocolate chips and use dried cranberries or raisins instead?

DG said...

I tried this before, it's nice. Yours look fabulous in the mini love shape pan.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Reserve one for me pls, kakaka...

Jeannie said...

Wow! I love your heart shaped moulds, so cute! and the texture of this cake look very nice...must try this one day!

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

I love the heart shaped moulds too ! So lucky that you got them. The cakes look great and fluffy ! I am sure they taste good too !

The Sweetylicious said...

the pan and cake are so lovely! (: it look so soft, fluffy and yummy! (:

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

What cute heart-shape molds! Of course your husband will finish it all because you baked them and it's heart shape! ;-) I wish I can have this as a dessert with my milk tea. That will totally make my day (almost end of day too). :-)

kitchen flavours said...

This cake looks pretty with the lovely swirls, and look soft and good! Great with a cup of coffee!

neyeeloh said...

Looks pretty and inviting... yum yum ^_^

Barbara said...

A lot of bloggers seem to be having comment problems. After the blogger disaster a couple weeks ago, I'm happy to report this latest one is passing me by!

What a divine marble cake!! And such cute molds too.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

When I first saw your photos, I wondered about how you managed to get that cute triangular shape... then your subsequent photo showed me... not quite the heart but nevertheless very rustic and homely...:)

pigpigscorner said...

The texture looks so good! Love the pans!So cute.

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Glad to hear that you finally got to bake with sour cream. It makes breads and cakes very moist and delicious. Your marbled cake looks wonderful and I know it must taste delicious. Those are very cute heart shape pans :)

Victoria said...

Congrats on winning your first giveaway! What a fun pan, and these cakes sure look delicious. I'm glad your husband especially loved them! I think I could have eaten a whole cake myself too, hehe.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Yippee! Glad you & your family like this! Actually there IS a difference using yoghurt verses using sour cream/buttermilk. It won't be as soft and moist. ...really, I tried with so many recipes. And the purpose of using sour cream is not to primary to taste it, especially in this case where chocolate is used, it will be masked. It's to moisten and soften it. You know I always has 2 to 3 small tubs of sour cream in my fridge, lol!

Jo said...

Sonia, this looks gorgeous and I am always on the look out for a good marble cake recipe. Will give this a try soon.

aipi said...

I too baked a batch vanilla chocolate marbled muffins this evening- I personally love them as they are simple to whip up and satisfy varied tastes- yours look perfect - the texture n shape is really nice!
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Adam Green said...

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This recipe looks amazing! When my recipes call for "Chocolate chips," I substitute them with "Xocai Healthy Chocolate."
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Joceline Lor said...

The mould so nice & cute.

sean said...

模型够小巧的。
很讨喜哦!

sean said...

模型够小巧的。
很讨喜哦!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Looks really delicious!

Mary said...

The cake is lovely and I've always loved this particular swirl combination you've used here. Your cake looks delicious. I hope you have a great day.

Alice said...

hi Sonia, the cake looks delicious!
i love the pan too :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

These are such beautiful cakes! I love the contrasting tang and creaminess that sour cream brings to desserts.

Little Inbox said...

Lovely heart shape. I want to try using sour cream in baking soon. I'm curious how will it taste like. :)

Kitchen Corner said...

I think I would be same as your husband to crave for this cake. Nice shape and the size is just nice for a portion :)

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

lovely little cakes he he my hubby would do the same if he liked a cake hugs

cikmanggis said...

Hi Sonia!!!cantiknya acuan kek tu jika terjumpa dimana-mana kedai Cm pun nak beli:)...kek tu nampak sungguh sedap dan cantik bentuknya.

Anncoo said...

Sonia, don't know how come I missed this post! That's a lovely mould and I'm going to buy this soon...hehee

Aarthi said...

This looks yummy....you have a lovely blog...I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-recipe-and-chocolate.html

Honey boy said...

Wow, nice looking cakes! I wish I can get the molds!! Thanks for sharing!

lena said...

yum! they look gorgeous and so are your choc banana bottom squares!and i like the photo which you took before baking.

babe_kl said...

i love baking with sour cream cos it makes the cake moist. btw sour cream can be replaced with yoghurt if you don't have any on hand.

a girl's diary said...

the cakes look so tempting...that I just can't wait to grab one...very nice work :)

Gloria said...

Love these look amazing and delicious! you have an amazing and beauty blog!! gloria

KgReciPe said...

Thanks to share this delicious recipe. and also Happy New Year

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