This is a fudgy cake that is very rich and there is more work involved than the usual marble cake.

Carol
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an flour one 10 inch tube pan.

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  • To make marbling mixture: Combine 1/3 cup of the coca and 1/2 cup of the white sugar and mix well.

  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff, and set aside.

  • In another bowl, cream the butter with 1 cup of the sugar and the brown sugar. Beat in the egg yolks, then the vanilla and sour cream.

  • In another bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Beat into the creamed mixture. Stir about 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter to lighten it and then fold in the rest gently but thoroughly. Spread about 1/4 of the batter into a greased and floured tube pan and sprinkle with about 1/3 of the cocoa-sugar mixture. Continue repeating layers, ending with the batter. With a knife, lightly swirl the batter and cocoa mixture together

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 3/4 hours, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Let cool on a rack. Makes 16 to 20 servings.

Nutrition Facts

418.6 calories; 6.7 g protein; 57.6 g carbohydrates; 121.8 mg cholesterol; 269.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2007
I just took this cake out of the oven and thought I'd offer that the cooking time is incorrect. Using another cake recipe with similar ingredients as a guide I cooked the cake for an hour instead of the 1 3/4 hour that is written on the recipe. It appears moist and beautiful and passes the tooth pick test. Fast forward two days...When we cut the cake for my husband's birthday the next day it was beautiful and tasted great! It's a hit in our family. Good luck! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2002
I made this with 3 kids followed directions perfectly and it was not good very dense like a bread the batter was delicious so I am curious if the cooking time of 1 3/4 hours is incorrect. The cake was dull and almost dry. Read More
(14)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2007
I just took this cake out of the oven and thought I'd offer that the cooking time is incorrect. Using another cake recipe with similar ingredients as a guide I cooked the cake for an hour instead of the 1 3/4 hour that is written on the recipe. It appears moist and beautiful and passes the tooth pick test. Fast forward two days...When we cut the cake for my husband's birthday the next day it was beautiful and tasted great! It's a hit in our family. Good luck! Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2007
I just took this cake out of the oven and thought I'd offer that the cooking time is incorrect. Using another cake recipe with similar ingredients as a guide I cooked the cake for an hour instead of the 1 3/4 hour that is written on the recipe. It appears moist and beautiful and passes the tooth pick test. Fast forward two days...When we cut the cake for my husband's birthday the next day it was beautiful and tasted great! It's a hit in our family. Good luck! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2003
This cake is fabulous! The whole family proclaimed this recipe a keeper. Not too hard just follow each step and that fudgy marble is fantastic!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
I made this with 3 kids followed directions perfectly and it was not good very dense like a bread the batter was delicious so I am curious if the cooking time of 1 3/4 hours is incorrect. The cake was dull and almost dry. Read More
(14)
Rating: 2 stars
06/13/2005
I wouldnt recommend this recipe. While the cake tastes really good the texture was very dry and crumbly and I followed this recipe to the T! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is a great recipe for the chocolate lover. I have served it sprinkled with confectioners sugar and I've also tried it with a chocolate ganache. YUM!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/03/2011
it was an OK cake but really dry i would NOT put it in the oven for the full time its dense brittle and dry. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2010
Used a round pan instead of fluted. Everything came out fine only had to cook it for 1 1/2 hours but not impressed with the taste at all. Very very bland. Don't think I'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2012
A good amount of effort for a good cake. Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
09/02/2012
I agree a lot of effort for a dry dense cake:( Recipe is confusing when it comes to where to add the egg whites. Read More