Marble Cake

marble cake with chocolate glaze
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  • Total: 85 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 65 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
447 Calories
23g Fat
53g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 447
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 8g
Calcium 161mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Marble cake was always one of my favorite birthday cakes because the two batters look so special.

Top this marble cake with chocolate icing or a thin chocolate glaze. Bake the cake in a tube cake pan or bundt cake pan.


  • 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 7 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 squares (2 ounces) unsweetened chocolate, melted

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients; add oil, 7 egg yolks, cold water, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  4. In another bowl, beat the 7 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Pour egg yolk mixture over the entire surface of egg whites, gently folding in to blend.
  5. Remove 1/3 of the batter to another bowl. Blend boiling water, sugar and chocolate; fold into the smaller portion of batter.
  6. Spoon half of the light batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan; top with half of the chocolate batter. Repeat layers.
  7. With a butter knife or narrow spatula, swirl batters gently to marbleize.
  8. Bake at 325 F (165 C/Gas Mark 3) for 65 minutes. Invert and cool. Frost marble cake with chocolate butter frosting or drizzle with a chocolate glaze.

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