Marble Cake

Marble Cake Recipe

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Phyllis R Pack


I found this in Good Housekeeping Magazine in the 70's. It's been a favorite in my family since then. It's always a hit with company.


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30 Min
55 Min


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  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    softened margarine (2 sticks)
  • 3 c
    cake flour - not self rising.
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4
  • 1/4 c
  • ·
    confectioners sugar for dusting
  • 1 c

How to Make Marble Cake


  1. At low speed beat sugar and margarine until blended. Increase to high speed, beat until light and fluffy - about 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce speed to low, add flour, milk, baking powder,vanilla, salt and eggs. Beat until well mixed. Increase to high speed mix 2 minutes more.
  3. Measure cocoa and mix into 1 cup of batter plus 1 tb water. Mix well
  4. Spoon half the batter into round tube pan. Spoon cocoa mix on top of batter. Spoon rest of the cake batter on top of the cocoa. Swirl knife through the cake batter to marbleize.
  5. Bake 50-55 minutes, cool in pan on rack. Sprinkle top with confectioners sugar when cool.

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About Marble Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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