Old-Fashioned Marble Pound Cake & Chocolate Glaze

Elaine Bovender


This is an older recipe and it makes a very rich and moist pound cake. If you like a darker chocolate cake, you can adjust the amount of cocoa up to 4 tablespoons. If you like a lighter chocolate, just add the smaller amount. Either way, this cake is delicious, enjoy!


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15 Min
55 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    softened butter, salted
  • 2 c
  • 7 large
    eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/4 c
    buttermilk or whole milk
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, salted
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 3 to 4
    drops vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp
    whole milk or half and half
  • 1 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar

How to Make Old-Fashioned Marble Pound Cake & Chocolate Glaze


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a tube or bundt cake pan, set aside.
  2. Cream softened butter and gradually add sugar. Cream until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and salt. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  3. Sift flour, then measure for accuracy and then sift again. Add flour alternately with buttermilk, mixing after each addition (DO NOT OVER MIX)
  4. Remove about 1/3 of batter and put in a small mixing bowl. Add cocoa and mix with spoon or spatula. DO NOT USE MIXER. Note: If you like a darker chocolate, use 4 tablespoons, but if you prefer more of a milk chocolate, use only 2 tablespoons.
  5. Add half of the yellow cake batter into the tube pan, no need to smooth out yet. Spoon all of the chocolate mixture on top of the yellow. Spoon on the remaining yellow batter on top of the chocolate batter. Lightly swirl with a knife and then gently smooth out the top.
  6. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes (my oven took 55) or until cake tests done. Remove from oven and cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and wrap in plastic wrap and cool completely. Transfer to serving plate.
  7. CHOCOLATE GLAZE: Melt butter on medium heat in a heavy saucepan. When butter is melted, whisk in cocoa, vanilla and salt. Add confectioner's sugar and milk, mixing well. You may add more milk, if necessary. Pour glaze over cooled cake and allow to set for a few minutes. Enjoy!

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About Old-Fashioned Marble Pound Cake & Chocolate Glaze

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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