Super decadent chocolate fudge frosting with tender crumb vanilla and chocolate marble cake is a perfect pairing. Absolutely delicious!!!
We are 3 months into 2016, and I just noticed I haven’t made a layered cake all year. That needed to be rectified asap. So I decided to make a layered version of my Vanilla & Nutella Marble Cake, well minus the nutella. Three layers of buttery vanilla and chocolate marble cake to be exact. And it starts off with my favourite vanilla cake batter. Like always I begin my cakes with room temperature butter, which I beat for at least 5 minutes with sugar. You want to get the butter and sugar all light and fluffy. Beat beat beat to incorporate air into the batter.
We have a whopping six eggs going into the cake batter. The eggs gives this cake it’s rise, moistness and flavor. Mix in eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.
Once the batter is ready, tip half the cake batter into another bowl and fold in some extra dark pure cocoa powder. If you can get your hands on Barry Extra Brute cocoa powder I would recommend using that. It is my go to when making any baked good that require cocoa powder. It’s intense flavour is unmissable.
Place vanilla and chocolate mixtures into a prepared tins alternatively, then swirl together using a knife to create the pretty marble effect( be careful not to over mix, you don’t want to loose the marble effect). Baked in a pre-heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Once the cake has cooled it is ready to be filled and frosted. I found a chocolate fudge recipe on Sweetapolita I have been waiting to try. Not only is the chocolate fudge frosting rich, creamy, lush, and pairs with the marble cake like a dream. Plus it is easy to make. And you know how I love easy recipes. My daughter Esme used the frosting as dip for her bread sticks. That is how good this frosting is. The only variation made to the original recipe was to adjust the icing sugar content. I added a bit more, cos I am a bit of a sweet tooth :-). For the frosting we will be using some good quality melted dark chocolate, butter, icing sugar, dark cocoa powder and sour cream. Milk chocolate can be substituted for dark chocolate if you aren’t a fan.
When you cut into the frosted cake, you are presented with beautifully swirled vanilla and chocolate cake filled with rich chocolate frosting.
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