Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 50 mins

From the new "Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book". Look for the Semisweet Chocolate Icing Semisweet Chocolate Icing that goes with this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan.
  3. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on low to medium speed about 30 seconds.
  6. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until fluffy.
  7. Add eggs one at a time. Add milk and flour mixture alternately. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  8. Reserve 2 cups batter.
  9. Pour remaining batter into prepared pan.
  10. In a mixing bowl combine chocolate syrup and reserved 2 cups batter.
  11. Mix well.
  12. Pour chocolate batter over vanilla batter in pan.
  13. Do not mix.
  14. Bake in a 350° oven about 50 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  15. Cool 15 minutes on wire rack.
  16. Remove from pan: cool completely on wire rack.
  17. Drizzle cake with Semisweet Chocolate Icing recipe #45105.
Most Helpful

This is a great cake and I made it for many of years now. It is my families favorite cake.

~Ri November 11, 2002

This cake was a disaster for me....and i bake every week. 2/3 cup choc syrup in two cups of batter??? I followed recipe to a t and I ended up with a spongy chocolate cake..that cake was all lite chocolate...what a waste and disappointment for a marble cake. I have made others and loved them...sorry

Chef 298200 February 08, 2009

This was delcious!! It was also quite simple for the beauitful presentation!! I baked mine in a cross shaped pan instead of a fluted pan and the cooking time was the same! Thanks for this awsome recipe Charlotte J!!!

BestTeenChef May 31, 2006