Marble Bundt Cake

Marble Bundt Cake Every year should start with cake, or is that just my own mantra? This Marble Bundt Cake is incredibly moist with a rich swirl of chocolate throughout. I promise this recipe is worth rummaging through your cabinets to find your bundt pan. 

You know those wine of the month clubs? Well I have the best “Recipe of the Month” club in the entire world, and it’s run by my mom.

At least once a month, I get an envelope in the mail packed full of recipes she found in magazines and thought I would like. It’s like snail mail Pinterest, and I love it. 

Marble Bundt Cake

I use the recipes to inspire ideas or as a jumping off point to developing my own unique recipe. My Cinnamon Pecan Scones started as a Honey Lavender Scone recipe that my mom pulled.  I upped the butter and flour, swapped the honey and lavender for cinnamon and pecan, and my very own scone was born. 

Marble Bundt Cake

I have to admit that I wasn’t as creative for this Marble Bundt Cake.  I don’t have a good marble cake recipe of my own, so I wanted to test this one from Paula Deen’s Magazine as is before I started playing with it. After trying a slice, there is no need to tinker, because it is crazy delicious on it’s own. 

Marble Bundt Cake

Essentially, this recipe is a straight forward pound cake with chocolate marbling. Pastry Nerd Alert! The term pound cake goes back to the 1700s and signifies a cake that was made with a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. Pound cakes of today usually don’t adhere to this strict ratio, but they still create a sturdy cake that is almost impossibly tender. And this Marble Bundt Cake is no exception!

Happy Sifting! 

Marble Bundt Cake
Serves 12
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  3. 3 cups sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  5. 6 large eggs
  6. 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 cup + 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  10. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  11. 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 325°. Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with non-stick spray, coat with flour, and tap out the excess. Set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Scrape bowl well.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, making sure the egg is completely incorporated before adding another.
  5. Add the sifted flour mixture to the egg mixture in thirds, alternating with 1 cup of the heavy cream. Make sure to begin and end with the flour. Scrape often and well.
  6. In a separate bowl, add three cups of the batter. Gently mix in cocoa powder, melted chocolate, and remaining cream.
  7. Rotating between vanilla and chocolate, spoon the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Gently swirl the batter with a butter knife.
  8. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a knife inserted in he center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Flip out onto a wire rack until it’s completely cool.
Adapted from Paula Deen Magazine
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 This Marble Bundt Cake is incredibly moist with a rich swirl of chocolate throughout!

3 thoughts on “Marble Bundt Cake

  1. This is such an amazing post! Heartwarming, educational, and delicious! That is such sweet gesture from your mom. I can’t wait to try this!

    1. I know everyone says their mom is the best, but I swear I have everyone beat! Thanks for following along Erin. I’m so happy you enjoyed the post!

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