Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

I made this for a potluck and it was a huge hit, it's very moist and very pretty to look at! I almost didn't want to cut into it, but the delicious smell changed my mind!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Grease and flour a 9 inch round cake tin.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar together until double in volume.
  4. Add the flour slowly,then the butter and baking powder last, mixing shortly.
  5. Divide the batter into two.
  6. Put the grated chocolate and the cocoa powder(mixed into a paste with the milk) in one half and mix well.
  7. Alternately pour layers of both batters into the cake pan.
  8. Twirl a long thin knife through the batter to give it the marbled effect. Bake for 50 minutes. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

I made this for my Grandma's 86th birthday party. I topped it with a butter cream icing. I received mixed reviews some loved it, others thought it was just okay. It was very heavy, plus it called for A LOT of butter. I think in the future I would opt for a lighter recipe.

kgirlnelson January 20, 2008

I made this for a gathering the other day. I wanted to take a picture to post, but it was gone too quickly! It was a beautiful cake, I put a chocolate ganache with kalua and creme de cacao liquer as a filling and left it as is with out icing it. I also added a little zest as I saw other marble cake recipes that called for it. Use a good brand of chocolate and cake flour for a high quality cake. Thanks so much for the recipe! Next time I'll photograph it BEFORE I set it out ;)

theAmateurPastryChef November 19, 2007

For his birthday, my husband asked for a marble cake and luckily I found this recipe. Everyone raved about this cake and loved it. I followed the recipe exactly except adding extra flour for altitude and putting chocolate frosting on it. It was fairly easy for a homemade cake and it took exactly 50 mins to bake. This is a crowd pleaser.

SugarPlum336 July 06, 2007

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