Marble Cake

"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!!"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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 ;)
  3. 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.
  4. LOVELY!!!! I made it for a party and it was gone in no time I still have people asking for the recipe. I did add a little zest a suggestion from my sis ;). Thank you for this EXCELLENT one!



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