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Mom's Prize Marble Cake

This lovely cake was often on my mother's Sunday Fasba table. She made it in two loaf pans instead of one large Bundt or Angel Food baking pan. That way she had one for the family and one to give a way. She has always been generous that way. Try baking it and sharing one loaf too! It has a unique ingredient in it that makes this cake very moist, Miracle Whip Salad dressing (similar to mayonnaise). There is no need to add any salt to the recipe because of the salad dressing.
  • 1/2 cup of butter or hard margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups of Miracle Whip
Streusel Filling:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  1. Cream together the butter, sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder together.
  4. Mix the baking soda into the salad cream.
  5. Alternately add the flour mixture with the salad cream into the butter mixture and beat until well combined.
  6. Mix the streusel ingredients together.
  7. Pour half the batter into 2 well greased loaf pans.
  8. Sprinkle half of the streusel
  9. Top with the rest of the batter and streusel on top.
  10. Take a knife and swirl the dough and streusel together to give it the marbled effect.
  11. Bake at 350 for 35- 40 minutes.
  12. Test if it is done by inserting a knife into the center and if it comes out clean it is done.
  13. Let it rest in the pan for 5 minutes before removing. Finish cooling on wire rack.
  14. After it has cooled completely cover tightly in a plastic wrap. It freezes very well. Share the other one!


  1. Mom's Prize Marble Cake does look special, special enough for out of the usual Sunday dinner!

  2. Can't wait to give it a try. I especially like the sharing part.

  3. Could I use mayo instead?

    1. You can use mayo, sour cream, plain yogurt. However these may change textures and flavours slightly, but it is still good.

  4. shirley reimer bertheletteMay 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Charlotte am thinking ,,you are taking after your Mom,,, I like your (notes) of sub's. have made this,,before,,,,not with miracle whip " . will try,, ur mom's though ! :)

  5. This is really a nice-looking cake! I normally use Miracle Whip when making cole slaw because it gives a nice tang to it, but never considered using it in a cake!

  6. Ooh - I am hungry and that cake looks SO good!

  7. This really does look like a delightfully moist cake. I know of your mom made it then for sure it is good. Ester

  8. I made this cake this Victoria Day weekend - brought one to a barbeque, and shared the other around the table with visiting family, and received SOOO many compliments. Thanks for the inspiration! It truly is a delicious cake.


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