Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake
Preparation
30 MIN
Cooking
1 H
Cooling
4 H
Servings
10

Marbled Chocolate Bundt Cake

Ingredients

    Cake

  • 3 cups (750 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) salt
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 ml) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (500 ml) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) canola oil

    Ganache

  • 4 oz (115 g) semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) 35% cream
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) corn syrup

Preparation

Cake

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Generously brush a 2.5-litre (10-cup) bundt or tube cake pan with butter and dust with flour.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine milk and sour cream. Set aside.
  4. In a third bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until smooth. At low speed, add dry ingredients alternately with the milk mixture.
  5. In another bowl, combine cocoa powder and oil with a whisk. Add 500 ml (2 cups) of cake batter and combine.
  6. Spread vanilla cake batter in the pan. Make a deep groove in the centre of the batter by spreading batter up the sides of the pan. Spoon chocolate batter in the groove. With a small spoon, gently swirl the two batters in small circular movements to create a marbled effect.
  7. Bake for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes. Unmould cake, flipping on a wire rack. Let cool completely.

Ganache

  1. In a bowl, place chocolate. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan or in the microwave oven, bring cream and corn syrup to a boil. Pour over chocolate. Let melt for 1 minute without stirring.
  3. With a fork, stir until smooth. Let cool for about 5 minutes. Pour over cooled cake and let ganache fall over the sides.