Doesn't this look yummy? The recipe is from Martha's Baking Handbook. I've been on a Martha kick lately haven't I. The cake is scrumptious and the white chocolate glaze is a wonderful addition.
Marble Cake with White Chocolate Glaze
1 stick unsalted butter room temperature
1 3/4 c cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c sugar
3 large eggs room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 buttermilk room temperature
1/4 c plus 1 T dutch process cocoa powder
1/4 c plus 2 T boiling water
Preheat oven to 350. Generously (make sure it is generous) a 9x5 loaf pan. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at time, beat well. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture in 2 batches alternating with the buttermilk. Set aside one third of the batter.
Mix cocoa and boiling water until smooth. Add cocoa mixture to the reserved cake batter.
Spoon batter in two layers alternating white and chocolate batter to create a checkerboard. To create marbeling, run a table knife through the batters in a swirling motion.
Bake 40-50 minutes. Cool on rack 10 minutes and remove from pan to cool completely.
Pour the glaze over the cake letting it drip down the sides.
White Chocolate Glaze
3/4 c confectioners sugar sifted
2 T milk
2 1/4 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled
Whisk together the confectioners sugar and milk. It should look like thin sour cream. Add the melted chocolate and whisk until smooth. If it is too thin add more sugar or if it's too thick add more milk. Add just a little bit at a time. I added a little more milk to mine.
Pour over the cake, cut a nice thick slice and enjoy!!!