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Marble Cake

I have this recipe from a neighbor I got together with for coffee many years ago. I love it because it’s so plain, but so moist . . . and very good with a cup of coffee.

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup baking cocoa
  1. Prepare a tube or Bundt pan for the whole recipe. For a small 9x9 inch pan, use half the recipe.
  2. Mix sugar and butter well, beating in the eggs, then the whip cream and sour cream.
  3. Mix dry ingredients, then add to batter alternately with milk, until smooth.
  4. Pour 1/2 the batter into greased pan.
  5. Mix the rest of the batter with cocoa and pour on top. You can just leave it or run through it with a knife (once around the circle in a tube pan).
  6. Bake tube pan at 350° F about 55 - 60 min. Small recipe about 35 – 40 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in tube pan for 10 minutes before removing. Dust with icing sugar when cool.


  1. WOWZER!!!! Looks great and easy to prepare too!!! I will be trying this one soon!!


  2. I have been looking for the perfect marble cake for a while now. I think this is it. Oh my stars, just look at the texture. Lots of chocolate flavor too. Thank you many times over. This cake looks amazing!

  3. Oh my goodness, you have shown us a very good recipe here I think Anneliese! This looks amazing and look at that height! Wowsa is right! Wish I had a piece this early morning ....grin... even though it is early in the day...but it would be great with my coffee, yes indeed!

  4. This cake makes my mouth water.Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

  5. it is in the oven now
    looking forward to it

  6. I'm sure this is a very moist cake. I have never made a scratch marble...the boxed kind I have used. I'm going to use this in the next few weeks in a small pan while cooking in my home on wheels. I know it will be enjoyed. Kathy

  7. All that is needed now is a cup of coffee.

  8. I had unexpected company today and had a great excuse to try this recipe. It was wonderful, and easy to throw together. Thank you so much for sharing this. :)

  9. I made this last night for my co-worker and her family for a funeral tomorrow. It is lovely and I'll be making it again. I added 2 tsp of vanilla to the batter. I can't seem to bake without vanilla!

  10. I made this cake today - I halved the recipe and baked it in a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2" loaf pan for 45 minutes. Delicious - very nice, even, moist texture and easy to make too, with ingredients I had on hand. Thanks

  11. Thanks for the recipe. What is the size of your bundt pan?

    1. I have the traditional Bundt pan which takes about 10-12 cups. If your pan is smaller, you can bake a small loaf pan on the side or do half the recipe. Fill pan 3/4 full.


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