Marble Cake

marble cake with chocolate glaze
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  • Total: 85 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 65 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.

2. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients; add oil, 7 egg yolks, cold water, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

3. 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.

4. Remove 1/3 of the batter to another bowl. Blend boiling water, sugar and chocolate; fold into the smaller portion of batter.

5. Spoon half of the light batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan; top with half of the chocolate batter. Repeat layers.

6. With a butter knife or narrow spatula, swirl batters gently to marbleize.

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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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
447 Calories
23g Fat
53g Carbs
8g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)