Marble Cake????

Baking By auntmamie Updated 15 Dec 2008 , 4:52am by sayhellojana

auntmamie Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 3:16am
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Can anyone provide a scratch recipe for a marble cake? I've had a request for a little girls birthday, so I'd like one w/o almond flavoring - just vanilla. The cake is a 2 tier 4" & 6", so I think a single batch recipe will be more than enough.

Thanks so much in advance!

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7yyrt Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 7:19pm
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A marble cake is just a white or yellow cake swirled with chocolate batter. I keep a cup or two of batter out and mix in some cocoa, then dollop it around and swirl with a knife.
As far as I know any white or yellow recipe that you like will work.

sayhellojana Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 7:48pm
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Make sure you use the same recipe and just add cocoa, or else the batters might not bake at the same rate and that is just a mess. Spoon in the colors alternately and give it a few good taps so the air in between goes away.

indydebi Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 7:51pm
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And flavors can be swapped out. If a recipe calls for almond, and you dont' want almong, just use vanilla instead.

I never use almond flavoring for anything, no matter what the recipe says.

auntmamie Posted 14 Dec 2008 , 10:09pm
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Thank you all so much! icon_biggrin.gif Now for making the cake look princess-y!

sayhellojana Posted 15 Dec 2008 , 4:52am
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Oh, I totally didn't realise you were asking for a recipe too! So sorry. Serious_Cakes yellow cake recipe is delicious and soft and easy. I tried it two weeks ago and have already made 3 of them, and today I added cinnamon and orange zest to make orange spice cakes. Yummers! My point is that it is a very versatile recipe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYQ-dryteww&feature=channel_page (link to the youtube video)

ngredients:
2 3/4 c. all purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. milk

The video has all the instructions and shows her making it, so you'll know if things look correct or not. Easy recipe, very good. And its very white cake, not yellow at all. I'm sure you could add some cocoa powder to this without trouble.

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