Marble Cake...why?

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Kitagrl Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 3:54pm
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Why do people like marble cake? LOL!

I'm like...okay I like chocolate and I like vanilla, but marble tastes like a weak chocolate! People do that if they can't decide between chocolate or vanilla but I feel like if you don't like one flavor, you won't like them mixed?

Anyone else wonder this?

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indydebi Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 3:58pm
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or the "cup is half full" version .... they DO like both flavors so they LUV them mixed! Some just like the look, too.

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Kiddiekakes Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 4:06pm
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I get more orders for marble cake and honestly I hate it!!!I hate baking it too..I mix white and chocolate batters and it's a pain to make both and then swirl the flavors and lets face it...You have to get your clean fingers in there to swirl it properly or at least I do...I just find it a PIA...

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KSMill Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 4:14pm
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I've never understood this either. I like both flavors, but not together. I have one client that orders all of her cakes with three layers - either vanilla-chocolate-vanilla or chocolate-vanilla-chocolate and she loves them.

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TexasSugar Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 4:16pm
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There is actually only one person that I do cakes for that asks for marble. My SIL is a white/vanilla girl. That's all she ever asks for.

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jhay Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 4:27pm
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I agree with what was said before...it's a nice visual when you cut the cake. True, it's not the BEST tasting, but if you put a nice fudge filling in it, you get more of the chocolate taste. Not bad at all.

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MsLadyCakes06 Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 4:47pm
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SO WHAT RECIPES DO YOU USE FOR A MARBLE CAKE?

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leily Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 8:38pm
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I always mix up a batch of my white cake and a batch of my chocolate cake and then I have 50/50 of white/chocolate. I get quite a few compliments on how much chocolate they can taste.

Kikkiekakes - I scoop the two flavors in using my "cupcake scoop" (this way I can alternate the flavors and stack them too) and then I use my standard spatula and run it through. This seems to be the best way I have found w/o getting my fingers in there. icon_smile.gif

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lecrn Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 9:49pm
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I hate making marble cakes too!! However, I must admit that as a child I looked very forward to my marble DH bday cake & thought it was so special. I think it's a kid thing. They think that it looks so cool. It's funny how my tastes have changed as I've gotten older. I don't think that I would waste the calories on a marble cake now.

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dreamcakesmom Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 10:04pm
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I too would love input on marble cake recipes. I had previously been making a yellow cake and then a chocolate cake and then mixing but I have also seen many variations where the base is a yellow cake, a portion is reserved and mixed with cocoa and used as the chocolate part. If anyone knows a GOOD recipe like this where you are essentially making 1 recipe and then just mixing cocoa into a small portion I would super appreciate it.

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ziggytarheel Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 10:31pm
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I always wanted to try some as a kid because I saw in on The Flintstones. Of course, none of us want to bake a cake like THAT one. icon_smile.gif

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ccordes Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 10:43pm
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OK...I'll admit it, I'm a fan of marble. I like chocolate, but sometimes it's just too much for me and just plain vanilla is boring. It is a pain to make though, so I don't usually make it, lol.

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BlakesCakes Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 11:31pm
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I get more orders for marble cake and honestly I hate it!!!I hate baking it too..I mix white and chocolate batters and it's a pain to make both and then swirl the flavors and lets face it...You have to get your clean fingers in there to swirl it properly or at least I do...I just find it a PIA...




Hard way to do it. icon_eek.gif

Easy way to do it: icon_wink.gif

Just make a full recipe of vanilla, take out 1/4 to 1/3 of the batter, depending on how much chocolate you want, and add some cocoa powder to it until you like the taste & color.

Place dollops of the chocolate batter on top of the vanilla batter in the pan and drag a dinner knife thru the dollops in a swirling pattern.

Because the base is vanilla batter, it all bakes up evenly.

I love marble cake--great with oreo mousse filling.....

Rae

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Peridot Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 1:48am
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Blakescakes...

Not to high jack the thread would you please share how you make your Oreo Mousse Filling? Sounds soooo good.

Thank you.

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MnSnow Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 1:58am
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What I don't get is when someone requests marble cupcakes.

I ask them "How do you marble a cupcake?" --they get a dumbfounded look and shrug--I say "Exactly" icon_wink.gif

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BlakesCakes Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 2:01am
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Blakescakes...

Not to high jack the thread would you please share how you make your Oreo Mousse Filling? Sounds soooo good.

Thank you.




I buy the Oreo Jell-O Instant Pudding mix. I add enough hot water to a box of it to make a loose paste. I whip up to 2 cups of vanilla Bettercreme to the soft peaks stage and then take some of that and loosen up the pudding paste with it. I take that mixture, add it to the rest of the beaten Bettercreme, and beat on low until well incorporated--just 30 seconds or so.

Sometimes, I'll crush up extra Oreos and add them to the mix, or maybe just sprinkle them over the filling after spread it on the cake layer.

Rae

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CeeTee Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 3:16am
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Weird, I've never heard of anyone -not- liking Marble Cake icon_confused.gif Marble is a family favorite. I've honestly not heard of anyone hating it until this thread!

It's fun trying different combos besides chocolate/vanilla. I've done chocolate/strawberry (which looks COOL) vanilla/strawberry, strawberry/lemon, and white/red velvet, although I confess the white/red velvet experiment was not entirely sucessful.

I also have made marble cupcakes icon_biggrin.gif It can be done, it just takes an insanely long time to do them proper.

Marble cake with oreo filling sounds dangerously good. I'll have to try it!

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auntbeesbaking Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 3:32am
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Marble cake is my #1 requested flavor! I don't like making it either and would just want one flavor or the other. However, it's their cake and I'll do whatever they want; I'm just surprised how popular it is! Why can't someone ever order lemon! icon_twisted.gif

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CeeTee Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 3:42am
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Why can't someone ever order lemon! icon_twisted.gif




I'll trade you! Lemon cake is my most requested flavor and I'm starting to get sick of making it! icon_lol.gif

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Beckup Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 3:47am
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I hate making marble too. But one of my best marble cakes is a lemon/strawberry swirl!I get rave reviews on it!

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Children Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 4:00am
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I get more orders for marble cake and honestly I hate it!!!I hate baking it too..I mix white and chocolate batters and it's a pain to make both and then swirl the flavors and lets face it...You have to get your clean fingers in there to swirl it properly or at least I do...I just find it a PIA...



Hard way to do it. icon_eek.gif

Easy way to do it: icon_wink.gif

Just make a full recipe of vanilla, take out 1/4 to 1/3 of the batter, depending on how much chocolate you want, and add some cocoa powder to it until you like the taste & color.

Place dollops of the chocolate batter on top of the vanilla batter in the pan and drag a dinner knife thru the dollops in a swirling pattern.

Because the base is vanilla batter, it all bakes up evenly.

I love marble cake--great with oreo mousse filling.....

Rae




Wow. Had never thought of doing it that way....fabulous idea. I'll have to try it. icon_wink.gif

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momvarden Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 4:04am
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I like marble, and the reason is because sometimes i don't want a strong flavor of chocolate and the yellow/or white is kind of boring. By mixing the two you take down the flavor of the chocolate a little so its not to rich.
Oh that lemon and strawberry marble sounds amazing.

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jenng1482 Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 4:21am
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Originally Posted by KSMill

I've never understood this either. I like both flavors, but not together. I have one client that orders all of her cakes with three layers - either vanilla-chocolate-vanilla or chocolate-vanilla-chocolate and she loves them.




This is how I make all my orders for "Marble".

As for marbling a cuppie, I pour in a little white, then a little chocolate, then more white batter. It is a layered look but is still some of each in every bite

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Renaejrk Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 4:52am
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oh my - I need to make the lemon strawberry swirl - sounds like a new flavor option! icon_smile.gif

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Normita Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 5:07am
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I get more orders for marble cake and honestly I hate it!!!I hate baking it too..I mix white and chocolate batters and it's a pain to make both and then swirl the flavors and lets face it...You have to get your clean fingers in there to swirl it properly or at least I do...I just find it a PIA...



Hard way to do it. icon_eek.gif

Easy way to do it: icon_wink.gif

Just make a full recipe of vanilla, take out 1/4 to 1/3 of the batter, depending on how much chocolate you want, and add some cocoa powder to it until you like the taste & color.

Place dollops of the chocolate batter on top of the vanilla batter in the pan and drag a dinner knife thru the dollops in a swirling pattern.

Because the base is vanilla batter, it all bakes up evenly.

I love marble cake--great with oreo mousse filling.....

Rae




That sounds super easy to make icon_smile.gif Can I...or have you...tried melting some chocolate to the batter instead of adding cocoa powder to it?? Just a thought icon_confused.gif

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Renaejrk Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 5:15am
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You know, I've melted chocolate and swirled it into a chocolate cake - so I bet it would work with white/vanilla - but the chocolate/brown swirls may not be as pronounced because there would be less of it (by volume) than using the chocolate batter - but would be delicious I bet!

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CeeTee Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 3:38pm
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oh my - I need to make the lemon strawberry swirl - sounds like a new flavor option! icon_smile.gif




You really should! With lemon cream cheese icing and strawberry filling....it looks stunning and it's super, super, super yummy! thumbs_up.gif

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KHalstead Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 4:01pm
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Originally Posted by MnSnow

What I don't get is when someone requests marble cupcakes.

I ask them "How do you marble a cupcake?" --they get a dumbfounded look and shrug--I say "Exactly" icon_wink.gif




I marble cupcakes all the time.......I use a tsp and just plop one flavor then the other, then back to the first one until I've got a couple layers in there. No need to swirl!


I get a lot of requests for "marble cake" however, not the white/chocolate variations. I do a lot of strawberry and lemon cake, white choc. raspb. and chocolate cake (my fav.), white caramel cake and chocolate cake (one of my fav.) also, lemon and orange cake (which seemed odd, but to each his own)

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kerri729 Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 8:27pm
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Thanks for posting this thread! I just had the same thoughts about the current TT cake I am doing, never understood the marble, but she want two of the three tiers in marble.........I guess it's like anythign else, a matter of preference. I personally don't like marble, and it is a PITA to make, but it's their cake not mine. Now whomever mentioned lemon......MMMmmm my favortie- and the strawberry/lemon marble sounds delish! icon_lol.gif

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hislilbaker89 Posted 14 Sep 2013 , 9:13pm
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AYou could just put a drop or two of Hershey syrup and take a toothpick and swirl it. There u go marble syrup.

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