German Marble Cake

This is a lovely cake with the taste of almond and chocolate and it is almost like a pound cake.

German Marble Cake


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.

2 In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the milk and almond extract.

3 In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Turn half of the batter into another bowl and stir in the cocoa and rum.

4 Layer the light and dark batters by large spoonfuls and then swirl slightly with a knife.

5 Bake the cake in at 350 degree F (175 degree C) for about 70 minutes, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Transfer to a rack to cool. Makes about 14 to 16 servings.

Comments (3)


I was looking for a home made recipe for a marble cake and I'm going to try this for a b-day cake this weekend. I'll let u know how it turns out. thx gsj


okay I made this recipe last night and made two for a 14" square pan and it seems moist. I'm making 3 14" square cakes for this cake I'm doing and this morning I ran out of all purpose flour and used cake & pastry flour. The batter with the C&P flour seems very runny then the APF, I pray this doesn't affect the cake. I'll keep u posted.:)


Who ever posted this recipe if u happen to be on please message me back, if not can anyone else answer my question about the CPF? thank-yougsj