In Need Of A Good Marble Cake Recipe

Baking By babyfroggy1977 Updated 29 Jan 2012 , 11:46pm by rowantree

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babyfroggy1977 Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:09pm
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Hello - I have to do a baby shower cake next week and she wants a marble cake. I've never made this before and am having a hard time finding a good recipe (based on reviews). Anyone have a good Marble Cake Recipe?

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FromScratchSF Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:17pm
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Do you have a good vanilla cake recipe? That's all I use, I scoop out a bit of the batter from my vanilla cake (for an 8" cake I do maybe about 1/4 cup per layer), mix some cocoa powder in it and swirl into my vanilla batter. Gives it that chocolate kick without overpowering the delicate vanilla.


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gmfcakes Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:29pm
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I've tried this recipe from, it was really good, but it didn't yield a large amount so you will have to make another batch if you are making a larger cake, but it is really good.

Marble Cake Recipe:

2 ounces (55 grams) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped

1 tablespoon brewed coffee or espresso

2 1/4 cups (290 grams) cake flour

1 tablespoon baking powder<

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/4 cups (250 grams) granulated white sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

3/4 cup (180 ml) sour cream or plain yogurt

1/3 cup (80 ml) milk

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kakeladi Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:30pm
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Really, as was said, all you need is a good vanilla/yellow cake recipe to begin with - then remove some (1/4 to 1/2 cup) of the batter, and add unsweetened cocoa powder and a couple of tablespoons of oil to that. Use a fork to lightly swirl dolaps of the chocolate batter through the vanilla. Use a figure '8' motion (make BIG sweeps) twice, then pull lines out to the edges. Don't over mix!

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YoungFoodie Posted 29 Jul 2011 , 9:35pm
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This particular marble cake has very easy steps, and is both delicious and unique! Chocolate mocha peanut butter.

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babyfroggy1977 Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 1:36pm
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I used the same recipe as gmfcakes and it was awesome

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rowantree Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 11:46pm
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The addition of that little bit of espresso powder, or even just some instant coffee dissolved in hot water and cooled makes the difference in the flavor of the marble cake--yum!

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