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German Marble Cake

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WW Freestyle: 9
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
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
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 167

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 

  • Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the cake flour, vanilla pudding mix (in dry powdered form), baking powder, and salt.
  • In a larger mixing bowl, whip together the butter, sugar, eggs and almond extract for a few minutes till the mixture turns light yellow.
  • Beat in half of the milk and half of the sifted flour mixture, then beat in the remaining milk and flour mixture.
  • Whip until the batter is smooth and creamy.
  • Rinse and dry the medium mixing bowl that you used for the sifted flour; you’ll need it again soon.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and 1/3 cup of very hot water till smooth.
  • Pour a little less than half of the cake batter into the medium mixing bowl that you rinsed out.
  • Whisk in the cocoa powder mixture till fully combined and smooth.
  • This is your chocolate marbling batter. Reserve the rest of the batter—this is your light cake marbling batter.
  • Generously grease your loaf pan using butter or cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • Bake the marble cake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.
  • Gently remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely on the rack.
  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.
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.
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