Yesterday our grandson asked me (very politely) do I have time to bake for him a Marble Cake. How could I refuse?
Since this weeks contest is gluten-free baking, I gave a recipe for a Lemon Yogurt Cake by Barefoot Contessa, a makeover.
Instead of 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour I used the two gluten-free substitutes (rice flour and ground almonds), and added cocoa for the marble part.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 by 8 by 2 1/2-inches baking dish or a loaf pan.
Mix well together rice flour and almonds (ground in a food processor with 1/3 cup of the sugar), salt, baking powder and baking soda in one bowl.
In another bowel, whisk together eggs with 1 cup sugar, add yogurt, lemon zest and vanilla.
Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet; then fold in the canola oil into the batter until fully incorporated.
Pour 2/3 of the batter into prepared pan; then to the remaining batter stir in the cocoa powder and orange zest.
Pour this portion of the batter on top and with a wooden toothpick make any patterns you like.
Bake for about 50 minutes.