Marble Crumb Cake

Marble Crumb Cake


"This is one of my favorite easy cakes. I usually have this for my birthday cake."


servings 212 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 182 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour one 13x9 inch cake pan.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup of the flour and the brown sugar, cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly, stir in the chopped nuts and set aside.
  3. In a double boiler or microwave melt chocolate chips and set aside to cool.
  4. In a large bowl mix the remaining 2 cups flour, white sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the shortening, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Blend and then beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Combine 1 cup of the batter and the melted cooled chocolate, mix well.
  6. Alternate spooning the light and the dark batters into the prepared 13x9 cake pan. Cut through with a knife to marble. Sprinkle top with the reserved nut mixture.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cake cool and enjoy!
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  1. 17 Ratings


It's more of cake-coffeecake, you get half-half, best of both worlds. It goes GREAT with coffee. I made it for my boyfriend's birthday at work. Some of co-workers admitted they've had FOUR servi...

i tried this cake hoping that it would be a great birthday cake, but it turns out to be more like a coffee cake, something you would have for breakfast, not for dessert. i was extremely dissapoi...

Everbody just loved this cake, it is so moist. It's more like a coffee cake, I guess you could drizzle it with some icing. Very good cake.

I made this as a Christmas morning breakfast cake. It was delicious...very moist!

My family loved it, my nephew said "he was eating a piece of heaven". I followed the recipe exactly and it was great. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe.

Wonderful -go to recipe. I doubled the crumb part, just because we love a dense crumb top. To make this cake quicker; I skipped the melting of the chocolate and just added the chips to the batte...

I was craving some kind of crumb cake. I saw this recipe and thought I'd give it a try. It turned out great, loved the flavor and texture. I'd give it a 5 star if my husband loved it as much as...

I was not very pleased with the crumb topping. Taste overall was ok, will bake again. However, the receipe calls for 1/2 cup of milk for the cake, but I had to use 1 full cup of milk

Very tasty! I'm not a fan of very sweet cakes, so this is perfect for me. I did need to cook it for 45 minutes rather than the 30 the recipe indicates.