Marble Cake

This is a delicious yellow cake with chocolate swirls. Cook time just depends on your oven, but 25 would be about average. Great for groups of folks because some like chocolate, some like yellow, and some like both!

Marble Cake


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 tbls baking powder (if all-purpose flour)
  • 1.5 tbls cocoa
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbls vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven at 350.
  2. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix milk and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, blending fully between each.
  6. Alternate adding flour and vanilla mixture. End with flour.
  7. Beat on high for about 30 seconds until it’s a little bit fluffy.
  8. Pour about 2/3 cup of the batter into a small mixing bowl, and pour the rest into 9×13 pan or 2 8in round pans.
  9. Add cocoa to the batter in the bowl. Mix good.
  10. Streak nto the main batter using a knife, spoon, or even a decoreaating bag. Don’t mix, just slice through with a knife. Bake for about 25 mins.

Comments (1)


I made this cake but I doubled the recipe to make a larger cake. It was very good except it was just slightly drier than I wanted. I may have overcooked slightly but not sure. I was wondering if when doubling the recipe I needed to adjust something a little differently such as the baking poweder or something. I read something about that somewhere but not sure how to calculate. I want to use this for a wedding cake but don't want it to be too dry. Any ideas?