Sometimes the best recipes are the easiest, and that’s precisely the case with this homemade chocolate cake with walnuts. Of course, this doesn’t mean the cake isn’t pretty. In fact, we’re creating a lovely marbling effect to give our cake restaurant quality. Here’s what you need to know.
This marbled loaf cake is not overly complicated or fancy, but it’s comforting, pleasing to the eye and delicious. What else do you need?
The chocolate cake recipe below makes a loaf of marbled bread to slice and share alone with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate; it’s inviting and ideal for casual get-togethers. This is not a birthday cake, by any means, but it’s a cake to enjoy any day, even in the morning! This is the cake you always want to have around.
To make this cake, we’ll make a batter, divide it and taint half of it with instant coffee and cocoa powder. That way, you can make a marbled effect as you pour the batter into a loaf pan.
The batter itself is relatively easy to make. Flour, baking powder, salt, butter, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and sour cream, basically. We’ll also add a dash of vanilla to bring it home. Of course, adding walnuts to the batter gives the cake a crunchy texture!
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a second mixing bowl fitted into a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar until frothy. Add the oil, eggs, sour cream, walnuts and vanilla, combining before adding the next ingredient.
Add the milk if the batter is too dry. You might not need to add all of it.
Divide the batter into two bowls and add the cocoa powder and instant coffee into one. Mix well.
Preheat the oven to 350°F
Grease a loaf pan with butter and pour half the plain dough.
Drizzle the chocolate dough into the loaf pan creating a pattern. Stir gently with a spoon.
Add the rest of the dough.
Bake for 60 minutes until cooked through. Allow cooling before unmolding.
Garnish with confectioners’ sugar and walnuts and serve.