This swirly pound cake is the perfect place to use leftover hot chocolate mix. Fold in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips if you want a little more chocolate.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Hot Chocolate Marble Pound Cake
Total:
2 hr 30 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 30 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment: A 9-by-5-inch loaf pan

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven, and preheat to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.

Sift the flour and salt into a medium bowl. Whisk together the eggs, sour cream and vanilla in a small bowl.

Beat the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth. Gradually add the sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, to cream and lighten the butter.

Continue to beat the butter mixture until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl as needed.

Reduce the mixer speed to low. Beat in the flour, 1/4 cup at a time, then beat the batter for 30 seconds. Gradually beat in the egg mixture. (Take care not to overmix.)

Transfer about 1/3 of the batter to a medium bowl, and stir in the hot chocolate mix. Spoon 1/2 the remaining vanilla batter into the prepared loaf pan, and smooth over the top with a spatula. Using 1/2 the hot chocolate batter, drop spoonfuls on top of the vanilla batter. Repeat with the remaining vanilla and hot chocolate batters. Run a skewer through the loaf pan to help swirl the 2 batters together. Tap the pan on the counter.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the top springs back when lightly pressed, 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Let the cake cool in the pan for a few minutes, then invert and let cool completely on a rack.

Cook's Note

For best results, don't use hot chocolate or cocoa mixes that contain powdered milk or other dairy products, which can change the structure and texture of the cake.

Categories:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Chocolate Lava Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Recipe courtesy of Jackie Riley

Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chocolate Orange Cake

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Mini Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking