How to make it

  • Vanilla mixture:
  • Preheat oven to 325F (165C). Butter and line the base of two 8 ½ x 4 ½ inch loaf pans.
  • Line them with parchment paper and butter the paper. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat the butter and sugar together till light and creamy. Break the eggs in a separate bowl and beat lightly, add ¼ cup of the eggs to the butter mixture and beat on medium speed until incorporated. Repeat with the remaining beaten eggs in 3 equal portions. Add vanilla and beat again.
  • Add half of the flour mixture and beat in low speed until mixed well, then add the remaining flour and beat until no white streaks are visible.
  • Chocolate mixture:
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Beat the butter and sugar together till light and creamy. Add the instant coffee. Break the eggs in a separate bowl and beat lightly, add ¼ cup of the eggs to the butter mixture and beat on medium speed until incorporated. Repeat with the remaining beaten eggs in 3 equal portions. Add vanilla and beat again.
  • Add half of the flour mixture and beat in low speed until mixed well, then add the remaining flour and beat until no white streaks are visible. Pour the mixtures in the prepared pans beginning with the vanilla mixture and then add a layer of the chocolate mixture. Keep repeating the process until ¾ the loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let cool in the pans for 30 minutes then invert on a wire rack to cool.
  • Make the glaze:
  • Heat heavy cream until simmering point and pour over the chopped plain chocolate, stir until smooth and let cool and thickened slightly. Repeat the same with the white chocolate. When cooled and thickened, pour the white chocolate first over the cooled cake then spoon the plain chocolate mixture over the white one and use a fork to a wavy pattern beginning from top to bottom. You want to give the look of wood. Let cool completely until glaze sets.
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  • ladyboo 4 years ago
    All I can say is mmmmm, mmmmmmmm, mmmmmm. What beautiful pictures of a beautiful cake recipe. I am getting my ingredients ready as I type this to make this recipe. Thank you so much for the photos. It really was enjoyable. I jsut love this website!
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    Mmmmmmmmmm.....................Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...:}
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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    They say somethings can't be described with words ..... Now looking at dis ... WOW
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    and pictures are.............. beautiful......
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    When I saw the recipe I said.... Oh my God.....
    Ahhmed.... this is one of your 7 wonders....
    5 is not enough..............
    Wow.......... Perfect!!!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Another incredible post, my friend! I change my mind, I want this one for my birthday next week. Looks lovely!
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    The pound cake sounds delicious, but I love the glaze, really has your style! Hi 5
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    wow............looks beautiful..
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    The best of both..Love it!!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    When barely 2 hours have passed since a recipe has been posted and it already has 5 comments - you know that must be Ahmed's recipe! Another beautiful dessert!
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    That is incredible and lucious looking many thanks
    and high 5 !! :)
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  • ambauer 5 years ago
    artistic!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    My dear friend - that looks so stunning and delicious. I wish I had some right now and am saving your recipe to try soon. How impressive! Thank you, as always. :) Vickie
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  • mountainmama 5 years ago
    OMG I want one. Pleaseeeeeeeeee make me one..LOL
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    fantastic recipe high 5
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