Hot Chocolate Marble Cake | Quick and Easy

Monday, January 15, 2018
Happy Tuesday! 
How was your week? The temperature? Here in QC, the temperature is something. Thursday the temperature rose, got warmer and the snow started to melt (yay!).  Friday it rained ALL day! But yay the snow is leaving. On Saturday I woke up to find that during the night it snowed about 2- 2 1/2 feet of snow. *sigh*  It took about 2 hours to clean and shovel the snow. My mom commented that she had never seen so much snow in her life. Now I am starting to realize why there is so much flooding when spring comes. Either way, let's get on with the show.


Have you ever had that sudden craving for sugar or maybe chocolate? But then think: all of the recipes take a lot of time or there's no cocoa powder, what shall I do? Well, I have a perfect recipe for you!
It is Hot Chocolate Marble Cake. It came to be when I wanted to bake a cake, but I did not have cocoa powder, so I substituted it with hot chocolate powder.  And it turned out well, surprisingly thought the chocolate batter was not as dark as I wished it to be. It is easy and doesn't take as much time, so if guests are unexpectedly coming it is easy and quick to make. And REALLY good.

Hot Chocolate Marble Cake

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder (or more if wished for a darker look)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°, grease and flour a 9-inch pan. Set aside. 
  2. Mix together the flour, baking, soda, salt, sugar, butter eggs, vanilla extract, and milk in a bowl. Mix at medium speed until it is well mixed.
  3. In a smaller bowl put in 3/4 cup of batter for the chocolate part. The rest of the cake batter pour it into the greased pan. Add the hot chocolate powder to the 3/4 cup of batter. Mix. 
  4. Drop the batter by spoonfuls on top of the white batter. With a knife, swirl the dark batter to make the marbled look. 
  5. When finished put it in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until when a knife/toothpick is inserted it comes out clean.
  6. Cool, cut and serve.
*Note: For an interesting look, try adding food dye to the 3/4 cup part. 
When I originally took the pic I accidentally added 3 teaspoons of hot chocolate powder instead of tablespoons. That is why it is so light.

Hope you enjoy this recipe. If you have any suggestions comment down below and let me know. 

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Until next time. Au revoir.

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