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The Perfect Marble Cake (Big-Batch)


**Updated Recipe** This marble cake really lives up to its name! It’s really perfect! Beating the eggs first allows for a very airy, moist cake. Take your pick from the variety of chocolate filling options to create the perfect marble cake for your family! Yields 2 large tube pans or nine- x 13s.


Prepare the Batter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your pans and set aside.
2. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add sugars and beat until peaks form.
3. Gradually add yolks and remaining ingredients.

Prepare Filling I

1. Divide batter in half. Add 1/2 cup flour to one mixture and 1/2 cup cocoa to remaining half and mix each one separately by hand.
2. Pour one fourth of the light batter into each pan, then pour one fourth of the dark batter over it. Repeat with remaining batter.

Prepare Filling II

1. Add one cup flour to batter, mix well.
2. Pour half of the batter into each pan, reserving one-and-a-half cups.
3. Combine ingredients for filling (including reserved batter), mixing well.
4. Spread filling onto batter, covering entire batter. Using a fork, swirl (without lifting) to obtain marble effect. Proceed as above.

Prepare Filling III

1. Add one cup flour to batter, mix well. Pour half of the batter into each pan.
2. Mix ingredients for filling. Pour over batter and swirl with fork to marbleize.


1. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour and 10 minutes.
2. Can be topped with a rich chocolate ganache when completely cooled.


Photography by Tamara Friedman