Grandma's Chocolate Marvel Cake

Grandma's Chocolate Marvel Cake


"This chocolate cake tastes rich enough to be served without frosting. Simply dust top with powdered sugar."


1 h 30 m servings 120 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Spray two 9 inch round cake pans with nonstick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees C (175 degrees C).
  2. In large mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In medium bowl, stir together milk, prunes, vanilla, egg whites or egg mixture, and coffee. Pour moist ingredients into dry, blending well. Divide batter equally between pans.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool ten minutes in pan. Invert on wire rack, cool.
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  1. 6 Ratings


I am sorry to say that this recipie was awful. My very polite boyfrind even threw his out, he has never done that before. Although the texture was great it tasted really pruny... I will try it...

I have made this cake twice now and both times it came out great! It's very moist and tastes chocolatly without being too overpowering. It's easy to make except I modified the recipe by using 2 ...

We made this recipe for our wedding 5 years ago. We made a total of 8 cakes and 4 pounds of whipped butter icing, with BC red raspberries scattered over the top. We had 80 people at our wedding ...

This is a VIRTUALLY fat-free chocolate cake that is very moist and tastes like a boxed-mix (in a good way). I find the powder sugar "melts" on top, so don't sift it over the top until just befo...

For us this is a lovely cake because we like prunes. Have to cut back on the sugar (we are trying for less sugar in our diet). For those of you who do not like prunes suggest you use baby food...

I halved this for the two of us and baked it in a loaf pan. I used apple sauce because I had that on hand and I used a whole egg to replace the egg whites. Very tasty cake. Will def make it agai...