Easy to make, grandma's German marble cake is a family favorite

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Continue beating for 10 minutes.

  • Gradually stir in flour, alternating with splashes of milk, until all of the flour and milk are mixed in. Stir in baking powder.

  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites. Fold egg whites into batter.

  • Reserve 1/4 of the batter, and pour the rest into a greased, floured tube pan.

  • Mix cocoa into the remaining 1/4 of the batter. Then turn into tube pan, and fold under with a fork to produce a marbled appearance.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

281.6 calories; 4.9 g protein; 39.3 g carbohydrates; 85.1 mg cholesterol; 136.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
Very yummy! Not dry at all. I changed a few things. I lessened the flour to 3 cups added 1 tsp. vanilla and added 1 more tbsp. baking cocoa. I didn't mix it for 10 minutes I just watched until it turned lighter coloured. I used a bundt pan greased and floured it. Baked it for 50 minutes. No problem coming out of the pan. Added a dusting of powdered sugar. Very similar to my mom's but this one wasn't dry:) Absolutely will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/24/2007
The cake from this recipe is dry not so sweet and I can taste the eggs (Yuck) perhaps if it had other ingredients like chocolate chips something sweet or even a glaze over the top to liven it up some this recipe might be a bit better. As another reviewer mentioned I also had a VERY hard time getting it out of my pan. Read More
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47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
Very yummy! Not dry at all. I changed a few things. I lessened the flour to 3 cups added 1 tsp. vanilla and added 1 more tbsp. baking cocoa. I didn't mix it for 10 minutes I just watched until it turned lighter coloured. I used a bundt pan greased and floured it. Baked it for 50 minutes. No problem coming out of the pan. Added a dusting of powdered sugar. Very similar to my mom's but this one wasn't dry:) Absolutely will make again. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2007
Very yummy! Not dry at all. I changed a few things. I lessened the flour to 3 cups added 1 tsp. vanilla and added 1 more tbsp. baking cocoa. I didn't mix it for 10 minutes I just watched until it turned lighter coloured. I used a bundt pan greased and floured it. Baked it for 50 minutes. No problem coming out of the pan. Added a dusting of powdered sugar. Very similar to my mom's but this one wasn't dry:) Absolutely will make again. Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2006
This recipe is definitely a keeper. A very light an fluffy cake. I added vanilla extract to the white batter and unsweetened cocoa powder to chocolate batter to taste because I wanted more flavor but the texture of the cake is perfect. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/24/2007
The cake from this recipe is dry not so sweet and I can taste the eggs (Yuck) perhaps if it had other ingredients like chocolate chips something sweet or even a glaze over the top to liven it up some this recipe might be a bit better. As another reviewer mentioned I also had a VERY hard time getting it out of my pan. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2007
Very good cake. For the reviewer who said it is very dry that is how the German cakes (kuchen) bake. My German MIL bakes home made cakes all the time this is how they come out. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2007
I've made this cake about 6 or 7 times now & it turns out better every time I do it! Perfect for birthday parties for young & those of us slightly older!?! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2006
This cake was very easy to make and it was delicious. I wou;d add some orange or lemon oil in order to make the taste of the none chocolate dough more interesting. Thumbs up for this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
This makes a delicious cake - very light and just a touch of sweetness. I cut the flour down to 3 cups cut the sugar down to 1.5 cups added 2 tsp. of vanilla and used unsweetened cocoa powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
This recipe is excellent. Just the right amount of moisture. My mother who used to have authentic German marble cake all the time says that it reminds her of home. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/12/2007
The taste was OK but nothing spectacular. I followed the recipe exactly but it just did not have the taste I expected. I will not try this one again. Read More
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