Marble Pound Cake
|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened|
|Milk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Lemon peel||1 Teaspoon, grated|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Cake flour||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs), sifted|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Boiling water||2 Tablespoon|
|Unsweetened chocolate square||1 Ounce, melted and cooled|
Gradually beat 1 1/4 cups sugar into butter; cream till light and fluffy, 8 to 10 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer.
Beat in milk, peel, and juice.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and 1 1/4 teaspoons salt.
Add to creamed mixture; mix on low speed till smooth, about 2 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each.
Beat 1 minute more, scraping sides of bowl frequently.
Combine remaining ingredients; stir into half the batter.
In greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan, alternate spoonfuls of light and dark batters.
With narrow spatula gently stir through batter to marble.
Bake at 300° about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan.
Sift powdered sugar atop, if desired.