This marble cake is moist and slightly sweet and the perfect simple dessert for you and your friends and family!
Today is such a yucky, cold, winter day. It’s even snowing here in Maryland! Where is the spring? Even though I didn’t have any sun yet, I was still going to enjoy it somehow. I was inspired by spring when I was photographing this cake. I felt like I just needed a nice pop of color in a beautiful flower. But seeing how flowers are scarce this time of year I wandered around our house for some nice faux-flowers. Fortunately for me I found some that look pretty good! If I can’t have the warm weather yet at least I can dream about it!
But I really do love this marble cake recipe. This recipe originally comes from my Oma, my German grandmother. My Oma has always been an excellent cook and I loved posting the Spaghetti sauce recipe of hers a few months ago.
This marble cake in particular I have fond memories of as a child. When I was young and my brother and I would visit her home, my Oma would often bake a marble cake and let us have it for breakfast! Cake for breakfast was basically my young self’s dream!
do not try not to have it for breakfast anymore it is still a delicious dessert!
This cake is simple and light and just slightly sweet. It is the perfect light dessert to finish off any meal. Plus what’s better is that this makes a large cake. That makes it perfect for anyone going to an Easter dinner or lunch in the next few weeks (btw I can’t believe how close Easter is)!
Here are a few steps to making this lovely cake.
After making the white cake batter, you need to remove some of it to make it chocolate. You add in the cocoa powder and stir until it looks like this.
Then, you need to pour the prepared batter into the bundt pan in layers starting with the vanilla, then adding on the chocolate.
Next we need to swirl the batter to get the marble effect we want. All you need to do is insert a knife into the batter and make a swirl with it.
And that’s it! It’s that simple!
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Enjoy! I myself will be enjoying a slice with a tall glass of wine tonight!
Prep time 1 hour and 45 minutes, Makes 1 Large Cake
- Cooking Spray
- Flour to dust
- 1 and 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
- 2 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground mace
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbs brandy or 1 tbs milk
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- Powdered sugar, to garnish
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Grease a 10″ bundt, or tube, pan. Coat inside of pan with a thin layer of flour.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until smooth. Gradually add in sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
- In a separate dish, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and mace. Combine milk and brandy in a separate glass.
- Add milk and flour mixture alternatively to the creamed batter, mixing just until all ingredients are incorporated into the batter.
- Remove two cups of the cake batter into a small bowl with cocoa powder and mix until the cocoa powder is blended throughout the mix.
- Spoon white cake batter into the bundt pan. Once in the pan, top the white cake batter with the reserved chocolate batter. Spread the chocolate layer over the white layer, gently pushing batter to the sides of the pan.
- Cut through the batter with a knife, twirling occasionally, to give the desired marble effect.
- Bake in the preheated oven about 65 minutes or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
- Invert pan onto a wire rack and carefully remove the cake from the pan. Cool completely.
- Once cooled, dust with powdered sugar if desired.