Marble Cake Recipe
Super moist marble cake recipe that has been in my family for generations.Fill and frost for an amazing birthday cake.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 24 slices
- 2 cups 4 sticks/ 454g unsalted butter, room temperature. (Note1)
- 3 cups 300g granulated sugar.
- 6 345g large eggs, room temperature.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- 1 cup 235ml milk.
- 4 cups 528g all purpose flour.
- 1 Tablespoon backing powder.
- A dash of salt.
- 4-6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder.
Make the cake:
In a large bowl, beat the butter for about a minute until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.
Add the granulated sugar and beat on high speed for 3-4 minutes until creamed.
Beat in the eggs one at a time then mix in the vanilla extract.
Then pour in milk and mix well.
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
Add the dry ingredients, 1 cup at a time and mix well on low. Do not over mix.
Divide half the batter in the two loaf pans.(Note2)
Mix the cocoa powder with the rest of the batter and mix with a wooden spoon.
Spoon the chocolate batter equally into the two loafs on top of the white batter.
With a stick/wooden spoon or a butter knife make waves in the batter so as to create the marble effect.
Bake in the oven until done, will take anywhere from 35-50 minutes. Do not open the oven door before 30 minutes have passed though. Test the donnas by sticking a toothpick in the middle of the batter if it comes out clean then the cake is done. (Note3)
Remove cakes from the oven and allow to cool completely.(Note4)
Note1: If you are short on time, cut the butter into 1 inch cubes so it comes to room temperature quicker.
Note2: Divide the batter however you want. If you like more chocolate then feel free to increase the chocolate batter.
Note3: Check your cake after 35 minutes have passed. loosely cover the cakes with aluminum foil if you find the tops are browning too quickly while the center is still runny.
Note4: this cake is freezer friendly. In fact we find it tastier when frozen then take it out, slice let it come to room temperature then serve.
Marble Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 152
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 10.2g64%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.9g
Vitamin A 670IU13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.1g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 16.9g | Saturated Fat: 10.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.9g | Sodium: 87.1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25.5g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.2mg