Marble Cake

As a young mother it was, and still is, tradition to make a special dessert for Sunday dinner one of our favorites was cake, in particular any kind of chocolate cake.  One day I decided to try making a marble cake and it soon became my son Robert’s favorite and after over baking it one time fondly became “Crummy Cake”.


Marble Cake

2/3 cup Butter
3/4 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups milk

1/4 cup  cocoa powder

Cream butter and sugar together until light.  Add eggs and vanilla, beat until fluffy.  Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk.  Pour all but about 1 1/2 cups of batter into a greased and floured 9” X 13” baking dish.  Add enough water to the 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to make a medium paste (about the same consistency of the batter).  Stir into the remaining batter.  Using a large spoon, drop heaping spoonful’s of the chocolate batter evenly on top the batter in the pan.  Using a rubber spatula weave and swirl the chocolate through the batter (don’t over swirl or you will have a big chocolate patch in the middle).  Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.  Cool.  Frost cake with chocolate butter cream frosting.

Butter Cream Frosting

1/3 cup butter
Pinch of salt
3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
*1/3 cup cocoa powder*
Cream butter, salt, vanilla and one cup powdered sugar mixed with cocoa until light and fluffy.  Add remaining powdered sugar and milk alternately, beating until smooth. 
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