Vanilla-Fudge Marble Cake

Vanilla-Fudge Marble Cake
 Photo by A. Jones

Yield: 12 Servings


  • 2 3/4 c. sifted flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 c. buttermilk
  • 2/3 c. chocolate-flavored syrup
  • Semisweet Chocolate Icing

Semisweet Chocolate Icing: In small saucepan heat 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces, 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, 1 tablespoon light corn syrup and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla over low heat, stirring until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.  Use immediately.

Slice of Vanilla-Fudge Marble Cake
Best of Both: Vanilla and Chocolate            Photo by A. Jones


  1. Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat margarine or butter on low to medium speed with an electric mixer about 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low to medium speed 1 minute after each addition and scraping bowl frequently. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to beaten mixture, beating at a low speed after each addition just until combined. Reserve 2 cups batter.  Turn remaining batter into prepared pan.
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine chocolate-flavored syrup and reserved 2 cups batter.  Beat at a low speed until well combined.  Pour chocolate batter over vanilla batter in pan.  Do NOT Mix.
  4. Bake 350 degrees for 50 minutes.  Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.  Drizzle cake with Semisweet Chocolate Icing.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens™websiteBetter Homes and Gardens Cooking for Today, Cakes