I hope you all had a great first week of spring! The warmer weather had us go outside a bit more than during the colder month and we finally have the first spring flowers blooming!
I really like recipes that are easy and quick to whip up with ingredients you most likely have on hand already. This marble bundt cake is pretty and absolutely delicious, sweetened with maple syrup and using dark chocolate. A slice of this Marble Cake definitely works for every season!
Maple Dark Chocolate Marble Cake
250 g butter, soft
200 ml maple syrup, at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
5 eggs, at room temperature
300 g white spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
150 g dark chocolate, melted with 2 tbsp of milk
-Butter and flour a 2 liter bundt form. Preheat oven to 350 F.
-Whisk together the butter and maple syrup. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla extract and salt.
-Combine the flour and baking powder, sift into the wet ingredients, stir until well combined. Pour half of the batter into the bundt form.
-Add the melted chocolate into the remaining batter and mix until combined. Pour into bundt form and with a knife or spoon swirl it all around to create that marble effect.
-Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing from baking form.
Starting the new year with a quick and easy recipe…this bundt cake has a lovely lemon and lime flavor I really enjoy! It’s sweetened with honey and I used white spelt flour from our local Arva Flour Mills, which happens to be the oldest, still operating flour mill in Canada!
Lemon & Lime Bundt Cake
125 g butter, soft
125 g creamed honey
2 large eggs
200 g white spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 limes, zest and juice
1 large lemon, zest and juice
-Butter and flour a 1 liter bundt form. Preheat oven to 350 F.
-Whisk butter and honey, then add the eggs one at the time. Continue whisking until nice and creamy.
-Add the lemon and lime zest and juice. Stir in the flour and baking powder until well combined.
-Fill into prepared bundt form and bake for about 40 minutes or until tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.
-Let cool a bit before removing from bundt form.
-Optional: make a simple lemon and lime glaze, using powdered sugar with lemon and lime juice.