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Monday, August 13, 2012

Recipe Monday - Marble Cake

This is the first cake I've ever made from scratch. It was not hard, and not bad! Of course, it's a marble cake because one girl wanted vanilla and the other chocolate. What can you do? Next week, I'll post the buttercream frosting recipe that cinched it as a good cake.

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round pan.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together. Add eggs, beating in one at a time. Add vanilla.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together. Alternate pouring a bit of the flour mix and a bit of the milk (I used evaporated) and beating until smooth until all ingredients used up.
  4. Pour 1/4 batter in one pan, 1/4 batter in another.
  5. Stir cocoa into the reserved batter. Drop by spoonfuls over top of white batter. Using a knife, swirl the cocoa batter into the white batter to incorporate it in a marble effect.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.

My complaints were only that it was a teensy bit dry and I really couldn't tell the difference between the chocolate and vanilla bits, other than coloring. Still, I am SUPER impressed for it being my first homemade cake.


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