Marble Pound Cake #4

Making back-to-back chocolate marbled pound cakes has been fun. I still love #2 and #3, but this one is also very good. In fact, it’s moister and a little denser and I have a feeling my friends will choose this one over the others. The taste test is tomorrow.

This recipe is a cut-in-half and marbled version of the cream cheese pound cake. Copious amounts of fat make it tender and moist, but that’s a good thing because you won’t eat a slice and think “Hmmm, needs whipped cream” or “I’ll bet this would be good with a glaze.”. This is a stand-alone cake.

Also, this one calls for all-purpose flour rather than cake flour. I said I wasn’t going to use all-purpose flour for pound cake anymore, but I changed my mind. It just doesn’t matter here because the all the cream cheese and butter guarantees a moist and tender cake.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Marble Pound Cake #4

4 oz cream cheese, softened
6 oz unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (I used superfine)
1/2 scant teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (6.8 oz)
2 1/2 oz melted and cooled semi-sweet chocolate

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Spray a 9×5 inch metal loaf pan with flour-added cooking spray. Alternatively, use a 6 inch Bundt pan.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add sugar gradually and beat with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes. Beat in the salt. Add eggs on at a time, beating well with each addition. Beat in vanilla and almond extract. Add the flour and stir until mixed.

Spoon out about 1 cup batter (eyeball, don’t measure) in with the cooled melted chocolate. Layer a little over half the vanilla batter in the pan, spoon in the chocolate, then top with what’s left of the vanilla batter.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Check for doneness at 1 hour. A toothpick inserted into center of cake will come out clean.

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  1. says

    My head is spinning from all this marble pound cake testing. I wish I could be there to taste-test.
    I think I like 3&4 best. I like the equal amounts of white and chocolate cake.

  2. Karen says

    I love cream cheese pound cake, but I’ve never done a version with chocolate. This one looks tempting! The crust looks great. It does look sort of like a Hello Kitty cat face!

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