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Milk Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 30 mins Stand 30 mins Bake 350°F1 hr 5 mins Cool 50 mins
Milk Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake
Ingredients
  • CAKE
  • 4  large  eggs
  • 1 1/2  cups  sugar
  • 6  tablespoons  unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2  cup  whole milk
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1 3/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 3  ounces  milk chocolate, chopped
  • CITRUS COMPOTE
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 1/4  cup  orange juice
  • 4  oranges, segmented
  • 1  pink grapefruit, segmented
  • 10  kumquats, halved (optional)
Directions

1. Let eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Butter and flour a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan; set aside.

2. Position a rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

3. In a small saucepan, bring 1 inch of water to simmering over low heat. Place a small bowl over the water, then place chocolate in the bowl. Stir with a rubber spatula until chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat.

4. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture just until combined. Transfer about one-third of the batter (a generous cupful) to a separate bowl. Stir the melted chocolate into the small amount of batter, mixing well. Drop 1/4 cup of plain batter into the prepared pan, then dollop with 2 tablespoons of the chocolate batter. Continue layering both batters. Do not stir the batters in pan together.

5. Bake cake in center of the oven about 1 hour and 5 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove loaf from pan; completely cool on wire rack at least 40 minutes. To serve, top slices of loaf cake with Citrus Compote.

6. Meanwhile, for Citrus Compote, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar and orange juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture is hot and sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a bowl; stir in orange and grapefruit segments and the kumquats (if using). Let stand for 1 hour. Serve with a slotted spoon. Compote can be made and stored up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (Milk Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 330,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 88,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 55,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 39,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 534,
  • vit. C (mg) 30,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 60,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 123,
  • Potassium (mg) 194,
  • calcium (mg) 81,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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