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marble pound cake baked

Marble Pound Cake

Chocolate or vanilla? You don't have to pick a favourite with this light and simple to make chocolate marble pound cake.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, canadian
Keyword cake recipe, chocolate cake, chocolate recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 225kcal
Author Jen


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder dutch process
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a loaf pan and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
  • Whisk together flour, soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Alternate mixing in the flour and the buttermilk to the electric mixer until combined.
  • Dissolve the cocoa powder in the boiling water. Set aside.
  • Scoop out a third of the batter and place in a small mixing bowl and stir in the cocoa mixture.
  • Use a large spoon to scoop dollops of vanilla and chocolate batter into the loaf pan. Make a checker board type pattern. You should have enough batter to make at least two layers of batter.
  • Use a long skewer or knife, to swirl the batter together…making the beautiful marble effect.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes. Until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on rack.


Nutrition Info is to be used as a rough guide only. Nutrition Info is based on the products I am using and you may not be using the same products/brands. Thus, the Nutrition Info may vary.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.4g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17.6g | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 0.2mg