Our recipe today for Tuesdays With Dorie was the Basic Marbled Loaf Cake (page 230-231) in Baking From My Home to Yours. I halved the recipe and made eight cupcakes.
The marbling doesn’t look too bad on the tops of the muffins, but once cut open, it isn’t that great. I found it hard to do because the half of the batter with the added melted chocolate was sure thick. So though the marbling isn’t the best, the cupcakes were still good. They were dense and moist. Dorie gave many suggestions for playing around with this cake, but I went with the basic chocolate/vanilla swirl. I did make a few slight changes.
For the half recipe, it called for 3/4 cup butter. I used 1/2 cup Bestlife butter and 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt. I used 2% milk instead of whole milk. And I didn’t half the vanilla extract. The recipe is easy and would be fun sometime to play around more and try other flavors. Once the cupcakes had baked and cooled, I sliced one open to see that I was right—not the greatest marbling.
I know the loaf cake isn’t frosted or anything, but we thought these needed a little something.
Scott chose to have one his way---