Black And Gold Marble Cake
|Unsweetened chocolate square||2 (Bakers)|
|Hot water||3 Tablespoon|
|Sifted swans down cake flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1 2⁄3 Cup (26.67 tbs)|
|Shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (At Room Temperature)|
|Buttermilk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Melt chocolate; add hot water and 3 tablespoons sugar.
Stir until smooth.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, soda, and 1 2/3 cups sugar in sifter.
Stir shortening just to soften.
Sift in dry ingredients.
Add buttermilk and vanilla and mix until all flour is dampened.
Then beat 2 minutes at low speed of electric mixer or 300 vigorous strokes by hand.
Add eggs and beat 1 minute longer in mixer or 150 strokes by hand.
Pour half of batter into a bowl, add chocolate mixture and blend well.
Line two 9-inch layer pans on bottoms with paper.
Put large spoonfuls of batters into pans, alternating plain and chocolate mixtures.
Then with a knife, cut through batter once in a wide zigzag course to marble.
Bake in a moderate oven (350Â°F.) for 30 to 35 minutes.
Frost with Fluffy Chocolate Butter Frosting