Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Marble Cake

My daughter really loves marble cake, so I decided to try my hand at one. I’ve never made one, so the first step was to track down a recipe that sounded promising. I ran across this one and was quite pleased with the results.

Chocolate Bliss Marble Cake


- 5 egg whites
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon Spice Islands®, All Natural, No Corn Syrup Added, Pure Vanilla Extract (I used regular vanilla extract)
- 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries


Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Dissolve cocoa in water; let stand until cool.

In a large bowl, beat 3/4 cup sugar, milk, oil and extracts until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended.

In another bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold into batter. Remove 2 cups batter; stir in reserved cocoa mixture.

Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray. Alternately spoon the plain and chocolate batters into pan. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.

Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

For topping, in a microwave, melt whipped topping and chocolate; stir until smooth.

Place cake on a serving plate. Drizzle with topping. Arrange raspberries in center of cake. Yield: 16 servings.


Original recipe can be found here.


  1. Martha girl ! (I owe you an e-mail ;-)
    That looks so darn yummy .. I better NOT write that recipe down ? haha .. actually it sounds non fattening friendly ? wink wink and delicious !
    Joy .. I am looking out the deck door here as it is still snowing : )

  2. Joy, no problem. Send an email whenever you get to it. This cake is very tasty, and, yes, it's a low fat version, so GO FOR IT!

    Crafty gardener, it was very good. But next time I'm going to swirl a little less. I didn't get much of a marble effect because I swirled the batter a little too much with the knife, but at least the cake was tasty.

  3. Mmmm! If I had one here I'd eat the whole thing. That's right. (World crapping-out increases appetite.)

  4. Ha ha ha...you are right, Tatiana, appetite increases as the world craps-out. Especially for sweets! :)