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Marble Cake

German Marble Cake

A simply perfect recipe for the all-time classic marble cake! Super-moist and tender, with a rich swirl of chocolate throughout.

Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Keyword chocolate cake, chocolate recipes, marble cake, vanilla cake recipes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 167 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup cake flour
  • ½ cup dry vanilla pudding mix about one 3.4 oz package—regular or instant
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • You will also need: 8- or 9-inch loaf pan three mixing bowls (large, medium, small), electric mixer, whisk

Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the cake flour, vanilla pudding mix (in dry powdered form), baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a larger mixing bowl, whip together the butter, sugar, eggs and almond extract for a few minutes till the mixture turns light yellow.
  5. Beat in half of the milk and half of the sifted flour mixture, then beat in the remaining milk and flour mixture.
  6. Whip until the batter is smooth and creamy.
  7. Rinse and dry the medium mixing bowl that you used for the sifted flour; you’ll need it again soon.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and 1/3 cup of very hot water till smooth.
  9. Pour a little less than half of the cake batter into the medium mixing bowl that you rinsed out.
  10. Whisk in the cocoa powder mixture till fully combined and smooth.
  11. This is your chocolate marbling batter. Reserve the rest of the batter—this is your light cake marbling batter.
  12. Generously grease your loaf pan using butter or cooking spray.
  13. Pour the light and dark cake batters into your loaf pan and marble them. If you need a marbling technique, you can check out this post: How to Marble a Cake.
  14. Bake the marble cake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  15. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.
  16. Gently remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely on the rack.
  17. This cake will keep at room temperature for 3-4 days; wrap in plastic wrap or foil to seal in the moisture, or keep it inside an airtight container. To extend shelf life, keep the cake in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 9

Nutrition Facts
German Marble Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.