Marvellous marble cake

Made by Helen
Made by Helen

I have recreated from Marvellous Marble Cake Recipe. I didn’t put cream. This is my first time baking a cake.

Pretty cake, and I loved the addition of the mini chips in the chocolate batter. I baked as directed, but it browned and was dry on the top. Next time I will do as others have suggested and decrease oven to 350 degrees.

It is a dense cake, but my family enjoyed both flavour and texture. I didn’t like the icing as the recipe directed. I will make this cake again with the temperature at 350 degrees as I search others Marble cake. Well, at least I tried baking. Let’s bake.


4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons plus 1-1/4 cups butter, softened, divided
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, optional


In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over barely simmering water, melt chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 375°. Line bottoms of three greased 8-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper.

In a large bowl, cream remaining butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.

Remove 2 cups batter to a small bowl; stir in cooled chocolate mixture and, if desired, chocolate chips until blended. Drop plain and chocolate batters by tablespoonfuls into prepared pans, dividing batters evenly among pans. To make batter level in pans, bang cake pans several times on counter.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.

Note: Turn temperature down to 350 degrees C. I didn’t do frosting.

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