Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chocolate Marble Cake with Chocolate Mocha Frosting

Good morning! I hope that you are surviving the storm and have not lost power. If you are snowed in this might be the perfect cake to whip up while you wait out the storm. A little comfort on a cold day is always a good thing.

This scrumptious and easy cake is a favorite from Southern Living and the Mocha Frosting is creamy, rich and frankly, fabulous!

Chocolate Marble Sheet Cake 

1 cup butter, softened
13/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
21/2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup half and half
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3 Tbsp. hot water

Mocha Frosting


Preheat oven to 325. Bet butter and 11/2 cups sugar at medium speed with a stand mixer for 4 to 5 minutes or until creamy. Add eggs one at a time beating until just blended after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract. 
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture alternating with half and half, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stop to scrape bowl as needed.
Spoon 11/4 cups batter into a 2 qt. bowl and stir in cocoa, 3 tablespoons of hot water and remaining 1/4 cigar. Stir until well blended.

Spread remaining vanilla batter into a greased and floured 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan. Spoon chocolate mixture over vanilla and gently swirl with a knife.

Bake at 325 for 23-28 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on the wire rack for about an hour. Then frost with Mocha Frosting.

Mocha Frosting Recipe

3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 
3 Tablespoons hot brewed coffee
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 to 4 Tablespoons half and half

Whisk together sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl. Combine coffee and vanilla. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy duty electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar mixture alternately with coffee mixture, beating at low speed until blend. Add half and half 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting is smooth and a spreadable consistency. 

Have a great day! Stay safe!