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Tuesdays With Dorie: Basic Marbled Loaf Cake May 3, 2011

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This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Carol from The Bake More.  She picked Dorie’s Basic Marbled Loaf Cake, which is located on pages 230-231 in Baking: From My Home to Yours.  For this recipe Dorie gives a few different flavor combinations to try.  I decided to go with Chocolate and While Chocolate as my two flavors since I had a bag of white chocolate on hand and 6 oz of bittersweet chocolate that needed to be used.

Dorie’s recipe calls for using 4 oz white chocolate and 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, but since I already had 6 oz of bittersweet chocolate melted I just decided to up the chocolate factor.  The batter for the loaf cake was very easy to put together, and it actually baked up in the allotted 1 hr 30 minute time frame.  Which usually doesn’t happen for me, so I was pleasantly surprised.  It baked up perfectly, and sliced up very nicely.  I decided to reserve the two end pieces for myself and Mike took the rest to work.  The verdict, well the plate was clean so I figured it went over well.  Mike’s comment was that the cake was very moist, which I second.  The flavor combination of the two was nice together, but I preferred the chocolate sections 🙂

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Tuesdays With Dorie: Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake April 6, 2010

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by, “Drumroll please.”

:me banging on my desk:

Erin from When in Doubt…Leave it at 350.

Wait, that is me 🙂  Okay, so if you didn’t know before my name is Erin and I post as pastrybrush.  Now that the introduction is finished, we can get to the good stuff.

I choose Dorie’s Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake, which is located on pages 180-181 in Baking: From My Home to Yours. Okay, the number one reason I picked this is that Mike recently bought me a new bundt pan for my birthday since we kept having mishaps with the old bundt pan.  By old bundt pan, I mean old.  It use to belong to his grandma, so it has seen better days and I am pretty certain it might be older than me 🙂  Reason number two, the picture of this bundt as been attracting me to it for 2 years and ended up on my, “I really need to make this” list. (more…)