Old Fashioned Marble Pound Cake And Thins

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Delicious, rich and buttery, soft and moist Old Fashioned Marble Pound Cake Recipe . I call it Old Fashioned as with time there are so many variations of this recipe, but this is the recipe to follow if you are looking how a pound cake should be you are on the right page!!

Marble Pound Cake

A rich buttery and moist cake that best of both the worlds!! Chocolate and Vanilla!! Some like chocolate cakes like my kids and some like vanilla or any fruit flavored cakes like me and my hubby.

This rich, marble cake is nothing like the light sponge cakes, it is dense but not dry and crumbly. It is melts in mouth and moist. I love baking cakes, breads, tea cakes or muffins. And since I do a lot of baking, I love to sneak in veggies( like this Zucchini and Carrot Nut Bread-Eggless), nuts( Light Fruit Cake) and fruits(Double Chocolate Banana Bread , Double Berry Breakfast Muffins) and mostly use whole wheat flour or almond flour in my bakes so that the kids get to eat something healthy not all the sugary and made with all-purpose flour stuff.

But many times all we need is a rich, moist and buttery simple cake like our mom use to make!! One of the best recipes that I have and we can modify as per flavors of your choice. Add some nuts and dried fruits and candied fruits, and here you have the best fruitcake ever!! Add grated citrus peels like lemon and orange with juices and the best citrus pound cake ever!! Pound cakes are the best to be used in dessert jars or petits fours and or fancy cakes..

What is a Pound Cake

For those who are wondering, what are Pound Cakes or why the name Pound Cake?? Pound cakes were introduced in America in the early 1700s or some claim it to be in France and were made with the pound of flour, sugar, butter and eggs. Over the years there has been a lot of variations in the traditional recipe. I usually make Marble cake using the Old-fashioned recipe of Pound cake. This is the recipe I adapted from one of the best books on baking The Professional Chef and baked with variations for my friends, family and clients. My kids love this cake and my hubby who is not a chocolate fan doesn’t mind it having it with his evening Chai!!

Old Fashioned Marble Pound Cake

Tips and Tricks for perfect  soft Marble Pound Cake

  • This is a heavy cake, it takes time to bake. Set the time to 60 mins. then check, with toothpick, if it still has batter bake for another 10-15 mins.
  • We like moderately sweet desserts so I added sugar as per our taste. Equal amount of sugar as flour makes the cake too sweet for us. If you like cakes on the sweeter side add an equal amount of sugar as the quantity of flour added.
  • Don’t wait to bake the cake till the toothpick comes out clean, take it out when there are few crumbs as the pound cakes continue to bake for few minutes even when out of the oven and hence can become dry.
  • Substitute All Purpose Flour with Whole Wheat Flour, or a mix of both.
  • Butter should be soft not very hard or towards the melting side.
  • Eggs at room temperature.
  • Pound cake batter should be of pale yellow color. It indicates a good emulsified cake batter to get perfect airy moist and soft pound cake.
  • If the cake batter curdles, add a tbsp of flour and mix very gently.

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Old Fashioned Pound Cake

Old Fashioned Marble Pound Cake and Cake Thins

Swati
Classic Pound Cake Recipe with Cake Thins | LEarn how to make Classic Marble Pound Cake
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Conventional Oven/OTG
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk(Hand/Electric)
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour or 200gm
  • 1 ½ Cup Sugar 175 g
  • 3 Eggs(large)
  • 1 Cup Butter or 2 sticks or 227gm
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Essence-
  • ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder- 25g
  • Cup Milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C .
  • Grease and dust a loaf pan with little flour. You can line the pan with a parchment paper also.
  • Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla essence, till the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one by one. Don't overbeat the mixture, it may curdle.
  • Fold in the flour and mix well with light hands.. Add some milk about 2 tbsp at a time, if you think the mixture is thick to adjust the consistency.
  • Divide the mixture into two parts. One part can be little more than the other as we will be adding cocoa powder to the other. It depends on you how to divide and which mixture you want to keep more.
  • Mix cocoa powder and 2 Tbsp of sugar with 2-3 tbsp of milk and fold the mix nicely to one of the parts of batter.
  • Transfer the batters in the pan with alternate layers.
  • Run a knife or skewer through the batter for swirls.
  • Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes. Check the doneness of the cake by a toothpick/skewer test. Insert a toothpick/skewer in the middle of the cake, if it comes out with crumbs, the cake is done, you can take it out.
  • After 5 mins.take out carefully from the pan and cool on the wire.
  • Slice and enjoy with your favorite cuppa of coffee or cake or just like that.

Notes

  • This is a heavy cake, it takes time to bake. Set the time to 60 mins. then check, with toothpick, if it still has batter bake for another 10-15 mins.
  • We like moderately sweet desserts so I added sugar as per our taste. Equal amount of sugar as flour makes the cake too sweet for us. If you like cakes on the sweeter side add an equal amount of sugar as the quantity of flour added.
  • Don't wait to bake the cake till the tooth-pick comes out clean, take it out when there are few crumbs as the pound cakes continue to bake for few minutes even when out of the oven and hence can become dry.
  • Substitute All Purpose Flour with Whole Wheat Flour, or a mix of both. 
  • Butter should be soft not very hard or towards the melting side. 
  • Eggs at room temperature.
  • Pound cake batter should be of pale yellow color. It indicates a good emulsified cake batter to get perfect airy moist and soft pound cake.
  • If the cake batter curdles, add a tbsp of flour and mix very gently.
Keyword Classic pound cake recipe, marble pound cake

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Marble Pound Cake

Bake a cake and enjoy with your loved ones. You can try the variations in flavors as per your choice. Pack in kids lunch box for the snack time or let them enjoy this with a glass of hot cocoa or milk.

Pound cakes are an excellent base for trifles or pudding based desserts. So bake, slice and enjoy!!

Old Fashioned Pound Cake Thins

Optional

You can also make cake thins, cut the cake once it cools down completely (you can refrigerate it for one or two hours), carefully cut into thin slices about ½ inches.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F or 180°C  for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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Taking this Marble Pound Cake to Fiesta Friday #251 week co-hosted by Mollie @ Frugal Hausfrau and Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes.

Also taking this to  Hearth and Soul Anticipating Holiday party..

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Author: Swati

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29 thoughts

  1. This Marble Pound Cake looks so moist , soft and so perfect … Gorgeous bake dear. Definately great combo of flavours , kids and adults will love it for sure… Beautiful pics

  2. Very gorgeous cake, this is something extremely irresistible..
    How prefect this marble pound cake looks.. Beautiful baked cake there, and those thins rocks.

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