Chocolate Marble Loaf Cake Recipe

1/3 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups sifted flour

2+1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup milk

3 large egg whites, stiffly beaten

1-1 ounce square unsweetened chocolate, melted

2 tablespoons hot water

1/8 teaspoon red food coloring

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 1/2" x 5" x 3" loaf pan.

Cream the shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy; add the vanilla.

Stir together the flour, baking powder and the salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk; beat after each addition. Gently fold in the egg whites. Combine the remaining ingredients; add to half of the batter. Alternate light and dark batters in the prepared loaf pan. Zigzag a knife through the batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 to 45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a rack to finish cooling. Slice and eat plain or drizzle chocolate glaze on the top. This cake is also good with a scoop of ice cream.

“Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook”, Meredith Publishing Company, 1965

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