Marble Cake I

Marble Cake I

144 Reviews 17 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Recipe by  Carol

“A good practical cake, one that I make quite often.”

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Original recipe yields 1 - 8 inch layer cake



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan.
  2. Place flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, butter or margarine, eggs, vanilla, and milk into mixing bowl. Beat slowly to moisten, then beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for about 2 minutes until smooth. Reserve 3/4 cup batter; pour the remainder into pan.
  3. Stir cocoa into the 3/4 cup reserved batter. Drop by spoonfuls over top of white batter. Using a knife, swirl the cocoa batter into the white batter to incorporate it in a marble effect.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.

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This cake was just what I wanted.Reading the other reviews beforehand(too dense) I simply reversed the order in which i mixed the ingredients. First I mixed the sugar and butter until fluffy,then added the eggs 1by1, then having put all the dry ingredients together beforehand I added a little at a time alternating with the milk. Lastly, I added the vanilla. It turned out very light and fluffy and tasty too!!



Excellent and easy cake! I made this for a co-worker's baby shower cake and brought sample cake made from this recipe and from a very traditional marble cake recipe to the office for them to pick their favorite. This recipe was the unanimous favorite. I made changes as suggested by the other reviewers: added 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup melted shortening to the batter; I also mixed the cocoa with 1 Tablespoon melted shortening prior to mixing into the batter. I also was careful to not overbake the cake. It was moist and full of flavor, absolutely delicious! No cracking of the top, either, and it rose high and light. This is the easiest "from-scratch" cake I've ever made.



I was very disapointed in how this cake came out. My husband's favorite cake is Marble so I thought I could make one from scratch. Instead of the cake mix kind. I looked everywhere online and found that different sights had this same recipe. I figured it would come out good but instead it was very heavy and thick tasting and thats even with the 3 TBSP of Oil I added. Will constinue to look for another recipe.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 280 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 41.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 304 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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