2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. milk
2 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
Directions (Edited by me)
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan.
2.) Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
3.) In another bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.
(Note- I found a nice little tip to help soften the butter a little faster. So easy! All you do is place your stick of butter between two pieces of wax paper and roll it about 1/4 in. thick. Really helps, I think)
4.) Add flour mixture alternating with milk. Beat until smooth.
5.) Reserve roughly half of the batter, and pour the remaining batter into the greased pan.
6.) Stir cocoa into the remaining batter.
7.) Drop the remaining batter into the pan by spoonfuls over the white batter.
8.) Using a knife, swirl the cocoa batter into the white batter creating the marble effect.
9.) Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 min. (Mine was done in exactly 30 min.)
10.) Place on cooling rack and let cool before icing.
Frosting recipe- http://savorysweetlife.com/2011/04/chocolate-buttercream-frosting/
There ya go! My not so "marbly" marble cake. I will be tackling this again very soon, I'm sure. I honestly thought about not posting about this cake because it's not my best and I haven't really run into a lot of let downs yet with my baking. So I was kinda disappointed. But, I need to get over it! After all, this is a blog about my baking "adventures", not all of my 100% flawless recipes. Thanks for reading!! Everyone have a great weekend. :)