Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
A never-fail-to-please marble cake. The addition of almond extract makes this cake a family favorite.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, Softened
- 4 eggs
- 3 1⁄2 cups cake flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, Pure is preferable
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa (fine quality for baking)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
- Grease 10 inch tube pan, dust with flour and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In large bowl beat sugar and butter together at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
- In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add 1/3 of flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat just until blended. Add 1/3 of milk and vanilla until blended and repeat twice with the remainder until blended.
- Remove about 2 1/2 cups of batter and add cocoa and almond extract to it just until blended.
- Alternately spoon vanilla and chocolate batters into prepared pan. Using a knife twist it through the batter once.
- Bake 45 minute to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool cake on a wire rack for 10 minute. Remove cake from pan and let cool completely on a rack.
- You may add icing or powdered sugar if desired.
- This cake freezes well.
My daughter asked for a homemade marble cake for her birthday, so I made this one for her. She loved it! It wasn't moist enough for me; perhaps I baked it too long. I really loved the addition of almond extract! Good flavor!
This recipe is awesome! I didn't have a bundt cake pan, and was making this for my daughter, as she wanted a chocolate/vanilla swirl cake for her birthday, so I made cupcakes (easy for travel to Gattitown and easy serving!) . I would rate the chocolate part of it (just from batter tasting) with 15 stars, if I could; and the vanilla with 5. I made everything according to your recipe, except I had no almond extract, so I just did without. I baked the swirled cupcakes, in liners and a muffin pan, for 18 minutes and they came out perfect. I really like the idea of powdered sugar for the top. I thought she would rather have me make frosting, but since I was short on time, I asked if she would mind just powdered sugar and she said ok! Thanks for a great, easy recipe!