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Easy Marble Cake Recipe

Easy Marble Cake Recipe

Use one batter to make this rich and creamy homemade Marble Cake recipe! This cake, made from scratch, will wow your friends and family!

This easy marble cake recipe is a classic that you’ll want to make over and over again. The best part about it? It’s completely foolproof! If you’re looking for something different, but still just as delicious, whip up this super simple cake recipe today.

This easy recipe for a fluffy marble cake is a yellow cake with chocolate swirls throughout.

The outside of this bundt cake is crispier than the centers, which are soft and buttery. A labor of love from scratch!

You can make one of these delicious cakes for birthdays, pot lucks and get-togethers, the holiday season or just because! It’s perfect with a cup of coffee or afternoon tea.

marble bundt cake

What exactly is a marble cake? 

This type of bundt pan-baked cake features two or more different colored batters swirled throughout the batter so when baked, each slice comes out unique.

In this recipe, bundt cake is made with one batter that is separated to make two flavors: a delicious chocolate mixture and a creamy vanilla batter.

marble bundt cake

How to Make A Chocolate Marble Cake Recipe

If you scroll down, I have a printable recipe card for you with ingredients and instructions. 

Ingredients:

  • Nonstick Baking Spray
  • 3 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 sticks of unsalted, room temp butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup dark or black cocoa (see recommended products)
  • To Make the Glaze: 1 cup confectioners sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 tbsp whole milk

How to Make my Marble Bundt Cake Recipe:

If you scroll down, I have a printable recipe for you with ingredients and instructions. 

Supplies and ingredients needed: (affiliate links included)

Start with room temperature ingredients.

marble bundt cake

Generously spray the Bundt cake pan with the non-stick spray.

Place the eggs (uncracked) in a bowl of hot water for 5 mins.

marble bundt cake

In the bowl of an electric mixer using the paddle attachment (or a hand mixer using a large bowl), beat butter and sugar for 4-5 mins on medium-high speed.

Add the eggs one at a time (both the egg yolks and the egg whites) to the butter mixture, allowing each egg to be incorporated fully before adding another.

Combine the flour and salt and add in half of the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk.

Add in the second half of the flour mixture and the vanilla. Mix until combined on medium speed. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl and bottom of the mixing bowl.

Remove a portion of the batter (about half of the batter) and place in a 16-inch piping bag or large Ziplock bag, this will be your vanilla cake mix.

Add the cocoa powder to the remaining batter and beat until combined.

Add the chocolate cake batter to a separate large Ziplock bag or piping bag.

marble bundt cake

Snip the corners of the bags, and working in alternating colors, pipe strips of batter into the ridges of the Bundt pan.

marble bundt cake

Pipe the rest of the batter in alternating patterns of the chocolate batter and the remaining vanilla batter to the center of the prepared bundt pan to create the marble effect.

Place your marble pound cake recipe in the oven at an oven temperature of 350. The cake bakes in about 65-75 mins.

You will know when your cake is finished when a cake tester like a wooden pick, skewer or butter knife comes out clean from the middle of the cake.

In a small bowl, mix together your glaze ingredients.

Allow the whole cake to cool on a cooling rack for 30 mins before removing from the cake pan. After you let the cake cool, drizzle glaze over it with a large spoon and serve.

marble bundt cake
marble bundt cake
marble bundt cake

Can I use a different type of cake pan?

Yes! This recipe is can easily be switched to a sheet cake pan, or make it into cake layers with two round cake pans. You could even try a loaf pan or cupcakes! You can use the same techniques as the bundt pan.

marble bundt cake
marble bundt cake

Cake variations to try:

  • Instead of the dark cocoa powder, go for red velvet! Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake is a good idea for valentine’s day.
  • Fold in mini chocolate chips to the cake batter to make a chocolate chip marble bundt cake.
  • Instead of the glaze, make a chocolate ganache with melted chocolate, a chocolate glaze with cocoa powder or chocolate frosting that you can drizzle over your cake. 
marble bundt cake
marble bundt cake

How to store your Marble Bundt Cake:

To keep your cake fresh, you can wrap it in plastic wrap and keep it on the counter. Or in an airtight container like this bundt cake holder in the fridge.

If you love cake like I do, you will have to try my favorite cake recipes!

marble bundt cake
marble bundt cake
marble bundt cake

Marble Bundt Cake Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Use one batter to make this rich and creamy homemade Marble Cake recipe! This cake, made from scratch, will wow your friends and family!

Ingredients

  • Nonstick Baking Spray
  • 3 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 sticks of unsalted, room temp butter
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark or black cocoa (see recommended products)
  • To Make the Glaze: 1 cup confectioners sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 tbsp whole milk

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 and generously spray the Bundt pan.
    2. Place the eggs (uncracked) in a bowl of warm water for 5 mins.
    3. In a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar for 4-5 mins.
    4. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing it to be incorporated fully before adding another.
    5. Combine the flour and salt and add in half of the dry ingredients at a time, alternating with the milk.
    6. Add in the second half of the dry ingredients and the vanilla. Mix until combined.
    7. Remove half of the batter and place in a 16-inch piping bag or large Ziplock bag.
    8. Add the cocoa powder to the remaining batter and beat until combined.
    9. Add the chocolate batter to a separate large Ziplock bag or piping bag.
    10. Snip the corners of the bags, and working in alternating colors, pipe strips of batter into the ridges of the Bundt pan.
    11. Use a rubber spatula to spread the batter all the way up the sides.
    12. Pipe the rest of the batter in alternating patterns to the center of the Bundt pan.
    13. Place in the oven and bake for 65-75 mins.
    14. Testing with a skewer or knife for doneness.
    15. Allow it to cool for 30 mins before removing from the cake pan.
    16. Once cake is completely cooled, another 30 mins, drizzle glaze over it and serve.

Notes

Can I use a different type of cake pan?

Yes! This recipe is can easily be switched to a sheet cake pan, or make it into cake layers with two round cake pans. You could even try a loaf pan or cupcakes! You can use the same techniques as the bundt pan.

Cake variations to try:

  • Instead of the dark cocoa powder, go for red velvet! Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake is a good idea for valentine’s day.
  • Fold in mini chocolate chips to the cake batter to make a chocolate chip marble bundt cake.
  • Instead of the glaze, make a chocolate ganache with melted chocolate, a chocolate glaze with cocoa powder or chocolate frosting that you can drizzle over your cake. 

How to store your Marble Bundt Cake:

To keep your cake fresh, you can wrap it in plastic wrap and keep it on the counter. Or in an airtight container like this bundt cake holder in the fridge. If you love cake like I do, you will have to try my favorite cake recipes!

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