Thanksgiving Desserts:Chocolate Pumpkin Marble Cake

Chocolate Pumpkin Marble Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Noel’s Kitchen Tips
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
Serves: 6-8
Chocolate Pumpkin Marble Cake is a sweet treat that will leave everyone giving thanks for leftovers.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin or 1 (15-ounce can) pumpkin pie mix
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 cups flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • Special equipment: 1 1/2-quart glass loaf pan
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 1 1/2-quart glass loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, using a mixer, cream the butter with sugar at high speed until fluffy and pale yellow, about 5 minutes. Add in the eggs, vanilla, and orange zest. Mix in the pumpkin, sour cream and orange juice.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing on low speed until just incorporated. Spoon out 1/3 of the cake batter and place in a small bowl.
  4. In a small measuring cup, make a thin paste of the cocoa, cayenne, and hot water, stirring until smooth. Pour into the small bowl of cake batter and stir just until well mixed. Pour half the (non-chocolate) pumpkin batter into the prepared loaf pan. Spoon on the chocolate batter, and then finish by pouring the remaining yam batter on top. Use a butter knife to cut through the cake to create a marbling effect.
  5. Bake until the cake is firm and toothpick comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Cool before slicing.
Notes

Receipe adapted from Ten Dollar Dinners

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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family meal times back to the table and stay fit.

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