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    german coffee cake

    Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:46 am Groupie
    I don't actually KNOW if it was german based or not. My mom used to make a coffee cake in a bundt pan that when cut had two different colors/tastes. One was a vanilla (looked like yellow cake) and one was chocolate. She did not swirl or add nuts or cinnamon or anything like that. The yellow part I can almost match. The chocolate? Not a chance. I have used cocoa in the past and am starting to wonder if she used bakers chocolate??? She was a big user of both! The close match on the yellow included sour cream BUT I NEVER saw her put this in. Does not mean she didn't use it but my sis and I both know if we watched her put it in we would have not eaten it. The texture is another problem. It is supposed to be on the....dry side? It had firmer texture and would hold up very well when dipped in coffee. Problem is she never wrote it down and is gone now. If anyone knows anything even close I would be willing to try it. Thanks so much!
    Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:48 am
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    Sylvie77 you were faster icon_rolleyes.gif

    Last edited by saramalka on Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:54 am, edited 2 times in total
    Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:49 am Groupie
    What you describe sounds like Marmorkuchen (Marble Cake). Here's a picture of it.

    This is the recipe translated:

    225 g Margarine
    225 g Sugar
    1 Tbsp Lemon zest
    5 eggs
    225 g flour

    2 Tsp salt
    1 Tbsp backing powder
    4 Tbsp rum
    50 g half and half cream
    20 g cocoa
    50 g chocolate spavings (dark chocolate)

    This one is for a loaf tin, but it looks pretty much the same as the cake I used to make when I was growing up in Germany from my German cookbook (I have left it there, so I can't give you that one unfortunately).

    In a kitchen aid mixer mix the lemon zest, margarine, sugar eggs, flour, salt, backing powder, rum and cream. Start mixing it slowly and then increase to highest setting until everything is combined well. You can add finely chopped almonds into this. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper. Pour in 2/3 of the dough. Add the cocoa and chocolate shavings to the rest of the dough. Place the dough in three big blobs onto the lighter dough and bake for approx 65 minutes in a preheated oven at 180c/350F. Check for doneness by inserting a wooden skewer, which comes out clean if done.

    Here's a link to a different rezipe for it
    Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:40 pm Groupie
    I was going to suggest the same..very famous, very yummy cake.
    Mon May 02, 2005 9:11 am Groupie
    Looks close! But I need CONVERSIONS!!! I don't know how to convert grams to cups or tablespoons HELP!
    Mon May 02, 2005 10:41 am Groupie
    You can't convert it directly because one is a weight measurement and the other one meassures the mass. It might be worth investing in some cheap kitchen scales. If you like European recipes you can't do without as usually everything is listed in weights rather than cups. icon_smile.gif If you have a look in the British cooking forum, there is a list of some conversions for the more popular items such as flour and sugar, which I suppose would already help quite a bit with this recipe.
    Mon May 02, 2005 3:29 pm Groupie
    Go into tools above and use the conversions there.
    Tue May 03, 2005 1:31 am Groupie
    Andy, it's only possible to convert it into oz though from grams, not into cups, so you'll still need some scales. icon_wink.gif
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