Chocolate Cranberry Tube Cake
One batter -- plus or minus fruit and spice -- yields two palate pleasers. Swapping pans and a couple of ingredients results in a whimsical tube cake or fancy loaf cakes -- pick your pleasure.
Recipe Summary test
Chocolate Ginger Marble Cakes: In step 1 of the cake recipe, use two 6-cup loaf pans instead of tube pan; add 1 tablespoon ground ginger to flour mixture. In step 2, decrease chocolate to 4 ounces. In step 4, fold only 1/2 of batter into melted chocolate; omit cranberries. In step 5, alternately spoon the two batters into prepared pans; swirl. Bake 60 to 65 minutes. Follow steps 5 and 6 to cool and glaze. Garnish with strips of candied ginger, if desired.