Marble Magic Cake

Marble Magic Cake

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This gorgeous black-and-white cake is a great base for any frostings, fillings and toppings from our "Instant Expert! Mix & Match Cakes" booklet..

Makes: 12 servings

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 8 ounce sticks  unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

    For the Cake::

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees . In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter on high until creamy, 2 minutes. With the machine on, gradually add the sugar and beat, scraping the bowl, until fluffy, 8 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl. Beat in the vanilla. At low speed, add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk. At medium speed, mix until smooth.
  3. Transfer 2 cups of batter to another bowl; stir in cocoa powder. Pour the remaining yellow batter into a foil-lined cake pan. Spoon blobs of cocoa batter on top of the yellow batter. Using a butter knife, swirl in the cocoa blobs. Bake as directed.
Variation Malt Shop Marble Cake
Note March 2013
  • This recipe was originally published in the "Instant Expert! Mix & Match Cakes" booklet.