Marbel Cake Questions And Help

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jollybuns Posted 1 Jul 2019 , 6:46pm
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My first time making marble cake and i have a few questions:

I need to make a two tiered cake and will be covering it with fondant.

1) I plan on "cheating" and using the cake boxes instead of making it completely from scratch, anyone have experience with this or know if it tastes the same or if i should do the traditional from scratch?

2) I was thinking of meringue buttercream frosting, both vanilla for the first cake and chocolate for the second cake. will this be a good match with the cake? any other better frosting recommendations that go well with marble?

3) for simple syrup, do i use just the classic one or is there a specific simple syrup that goes well with marble?

thank you so much!

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kakeladi Posted 1 Jul 2019 , 7:10pm
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Marble cake is simply a combination of vanilla/chocolate cake batters in one pan the two batters are mixed slightly in order to keep the two flavors from completely mixing together   I have made many:)   Depending on how big the cake will be will help determine how to proceed   If I

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kakeladi Posted 1 Jul 2019 , 7:26pm
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Sorry wasn’t finished ^^^           If I was making a small cake —just one mix batter— I’d make the batter usually a yellow mix & remove about 1/2 cup to which I add unsweetened chocolate cocoa powder drppping spoonfuls into the yellow batter then drag a fork through    If it’s a lgr cake mix each recipe separately & fill the pan w/the 1st batter & drop spoonfuls of the chocolate in & run the spoon or a fork thru in both directions    Any icing is good w/marble cake   Simple syrup is not needed when a cake is baked properly but if you still want to use it it probably won’t hurt   

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-K8memphis Posted 1 Jul 2019 , 8:05pm
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coffee flavor icing is the bombshabomb with marble cake

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kakeladi Posted 1 Jul 2019 , 9:43pm
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Oh K8 just reminded me about adding coffee to chocolate cakes.   Now I **HATE!!** coffee(how can anything that smells soooooo good taste soooooooo oweful??)   but you don't taste it - it brings out the chocolate flavor better :)  Use a strong brewed coffee as the liquid in all you chocolate cake batters.

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 1 Jul 2019 , 10:40pm
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Another option would be to add coffee to your filling - Taster's choice instant in boiled water, then cooled is great added to regular chocolate buttercream as part of the liquid. Make it really strong. I would use it as filling and use the meringue buttercream as the frosting. 


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jollybuns Posted 2 Jul 2019 , 1:24pm
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do you have a recipe you can share? i'm not too familiar with chocolate buttercream, last time i made it the recipe was sugar, butter and then heavy cream, so would the coffee replace the heavy cream?

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jollybuns Posted 2 Jul 2019 , 1:26pm
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do i just add a cup of coffee to my chocolate batter? or do i substitute it for anything? i plan on using the cake box so all the recipe calls for is really eggs, oil and water to mix with the flour?

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jollybuns Posted 2 Jul 2019 , 2:55pm
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that sounds amazing! do you have a recipe you can share?

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kakeladi Posted 2 Jul 2019 , 3:07pm
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Please look up the recipe “the *original*WASC”  cake recipe on this site in the recipe section   Using a chocolate mix instead of the water use brewed coffee   It is such a great recipe you’ ll Love It   

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kakeladi Posted 2 Jul 2019 , 3:16pm
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https://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/7445/the-original-wasc-cake-recipe     Aahhhhh!   I got it to work LOL   This is the link to the cake recipe mentioned in the above post 

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kakeladi Posted 2 Jul 2019 , 3:20pm
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In buttercream I would not leave out the cream — instead add instant coffee to it   Warm the cream some so it dissolves but be sure not to let it boil!      Oh instead dissolve the coffee in about a tablespoon oh boiling water then add that to the cream 

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jollybuns Posted 2 Jul 2019 , 4:21pm
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i definitely have to try that, thank you so much!

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jollybuns Posted 3 Jul 2019 , 3:17pm
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how large is a large batter? so i am making two tiered and the top layer i think is 4 in length and 6 in height. with something small but high, should i do multiple of layers when adding the cake batter to the pan? for example: part yellow, add chocolate, mix then add more yellow, chocolate mix etc?


does the chocolate sink to the bottom at all?

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kakeladi Posted 3 Jul 2019 , 4:59pm
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A ‘lg batter’ is any over one cake mix   A cake that is 2 or more layers with filling between them is called a tier so you plan to have 2 tiers   Do you know how to stack?  There needs to be a cake circle under the top tier with support dowels in the lower one     In one pan you pour the yellow (or white) batter then spoon about a total of 1 cup of chocolate batter in & lightly/slightly stir it    No the chocolate will not sink    Sorry must leave for an appointment now   If you have more ?s I’ll be back later 

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SandraSmiley Posted 4 Jul 2019 , 1:53pm
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kakeladi Posted 4 Jul 2019 , 3:10pm
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Using box mixes is NOT cheating!!  A great tasting cake CAN be made with box mix & of course it will taste the same or better!   Depending on the size of the cake if you need lots of batter use the whole batter of a chocolate mix but don’t just pour it in but spoon it in & don’t mix it well   I 

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kakeladi Posted 4 Jul 2019 , 3:22pm
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Fiddlesticks I wasn’t finished:(   Don’t understand about the frosting about using 2–cho & vanilla on 2 cakes?  It sounds like you are making 1 tier vanilla & 1 chocolate rather than making them marble then icing the vanilla tier w/chocolate &the chocolate one w/vanilla icing.  Just reread your comment (post#14)  no just pour all the vanilla batter in then add the chocolate in dabs all over — maybe drizzle it over depending on how much is being used 

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jollybuns Posted 5 Jul 2019 , 7:20pm
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awesome thank you so much for all you're help!! I will be making it soon and let you know if i have any questions :)

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