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This marble cake recipe goes back a few generations. My grandmother’s parents owned a bakery in Germany and I believe that is where it originated. My grandmother and my mom made this cake for many occasions.

My Grandmother's Marble Cake Recipe

It’s my favorite cake in the entire world!!!

Prep Work

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If you have the Kenmore Pro Convection range with Accela-Heat™, preheating is not necessary.  The oven has a new time-saving technology that heats the oven quickly, so no more preheating for items that take over 10 minutes to bake.

You will need two mixing bowls. A large one and a smaller one.  You will be mixing the white cake separately from the chocolate cake in the middle.

You will also need an aluminum bundt cake pan like this one. We have tested several types and the thick aluminum ones are the best.

Aluminum bundt cake pan for marble cake

Here are all the ingredients you will need:

Ingredients for Marble Cake

The only thing not shown is the milk because I want to keep that in the refrigerator until I use it.

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Yellow Cake Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Sticks of butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice

First melt the butter in the microwave in a mixing bowl.  Be sure it is completely melted. Once melted, mix in 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 4 eggs and 1 tsp baking powder.Mixing yellow cake ingredients.

Mix thoroughly.

Megan mixing yellow cake

Add 1 cup flour and 1 tsp lemon juice.

Megan adding lemon juice.

Mix thoroughly and set aside. There should not be any lumps. It will start to bubble when it is thoroughly mixed.

Chocolate Middle Ingredients

  • 1 Cup  Nesquick Chocolate Powder
  • 1/3 of the yellow cake mix from above
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar

Using a spatula, take 1/3 of the yellow cake mix you set aside and put in a smaller mixing bowl (approximate is ok.)

Add 1/3 of Yellow mix to a smaller bowl

Add 1 cup of the Nesquick, 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of sugar.

Adding Nesquick to chocolate cake mix

Mix thoroughly. The mix should be gritty and a dark chocolate color.

Mixing chocolate cake mix

May need to adjust milk or sugar to get the right consistency. It will feel like sand in thick melted dark chocolate.

ScrappinMichele making her grandmothers' marble cake recipe.
Layering the Cake in the Pan

Get your bundt pan and pour 1/2 of what is left of the white cake mix into the bottom of the bundt pan. Use the spatula to be sure the white cake mix thoroughly covers the bottom.

Pouring bottom layer of yellow cake for marble cake.

Next, pour in ALL of the chocolate cake mix.

pouring chocolate

Be sure to get it ALL in there.

Pouring chocolate cake mix into bundt cake pan for marble cake

And finally, take the rest of the white cake mix and pour over the chocolate mix. Use a spatula to spread the white cake mix as best you can over the chocolate mix. It is ok if it doesn’t cover it completely. It will look like this:

Marble Cake in bundt pan and ready to bake.
Put it in the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, check to see if it is done by putting a toothpick in the center of the cake. You want the white part of the cake to be completely done and the chocolate part should be a little moist. With the new Kenmore Pro ovens, your cakes will bake evenly.

Marble cake in the oven

Continue baking for 5 minutes until done and repeat above to check if done.

Finished marble cake

Let the cake cool completely before taking it out of the bundt pan.

My grandmother's marble cake.

My grandmother’s marble cake.

You could put frosting on it if you want, but the cake doesn’t need it. It tastes awesome just like this.

Marble cake

The chocolate forms a hard crust on the edge of the cake which is delicious. It’s my favorite part of the cake. This cake lasts maybe a day in our house.

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The Kenmore Pro range would cook my grandmother’s marble cake evenly and quicker. I’ve taken the cake out of the oven and discovered one side isn’t baked as well as the other side. That would not happen with the Kenmore Pro oven.

 

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I love that with the new technology added to kitchen appliances, it is easier to make my grandmother’s marble cake recipe.

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Disclosure: As a member of the Kenmore Ambassador team, I was compensated for my monthly posts. All opinions are my own.