Marble Cake – A moist marble sheet cake slathered with a rich and creamy double chocolate buttercream frosting. This marble cake recipe is easy to make and quick to disappear!
Marble Cake with chocolate frosting. This was the birthday girl’s request this year.
Today is Tessa’s 12th birthday. And little did I know, that she likes marble cake. Tessa completely surprised me when I asked what kind of treat she’d like for her birthday post this year.
“Marble cake, Mom.”
“I always like marble cake with chocolate frosting.”
“And I think there will be lots of people who will want your recipe.”
Ahhhhhh…sweet girl. She’s always thinking of others. (you!!)
Marble Cake – with a sinfully delightful (do those two adjectives rightfully belong next to each other?!) double chocolate buttercream slathered over the top. You’re going to love it, too!
Today also marks the 9 Year Anniversary of afarmgirlsdabbles.com! Thank you so much for hanging out with me here and for making my recipes. It’s been a very delicious ride!
My parents stayed with us this past weekend, to celebrate Tessa’s First Communion and twelfth birthday, and Easter. The weather was beautiful, letting us enjoy our first meals out on the patio this year.
The warm temps were also quite fitting for ice cream.
Tessa chose to celebrate Birthday #12 at Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop, our family’s favorite local spot for malts. Leo’s is one of those places that serves their malts all fancy in a tall glass malt cup, topped with whipped cream and a stemmed cherry. AND they give you the tin malt cup with a bit of extra malt, on the side. It’s just too much fun.
How to make marble cake
You know what a marble cake looks like. It has an intriguing streaked or mottled appearance, with separate light and dark batters very subtly blended in the same cake pan. The cake is mainly vanilla, with streaks of chocolate.
This marble sheet cake recipe is easy (and fun!) to make. You start out with one yellow batter, and then the smaller portion of chocolate batter is made from the yellow batter.
Spread the yellow batter into the sheet pan and then dot the top of it with spoonfuls of the chocolate batter.
Then grab a butter knife and swirl it through the contrasting batters to create that signature marbled effect.
This marble cake bakes up very moist, partly due to the incorporation of sour cream.
I’m a big fan of using sour cream in baking recipes, as you might already know from my Sour Cream Banana Bread, Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Ripple, and Rhubarb Sour Cream Coffee Cake. These are some of my favorite recipes.
And I love what the sour cream does for this recipe as well. The cake has an almost pudding-like texture to it. It’s dense and moist and does not dry out easily.
And then let’s talk about that frosting.
This is a double chocolate buttercream. A FANTASTIC double chocolate buttercream, I must emphasize, using both melted semisweet chocolate chips and unsweetened cocoa powder. The chocolate frosting is thick and creamy and easily spreadable, plus rich and chocolatey in flavor.
It’s literally THE icing on the cake!
And now it’s ready to serve!
The cake slices up and removes from the pan like a dream. No frustrations here.
Tessa’s marble birthday cake hits all the marks. Easy. Tasty. Pretty. And FUN. What more could a birthday girl ask for?!
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for the marble cake:
for the double chocolate buttercream:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 303 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 65mg Sodium: 89mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 26g Protein: 3g
adapted from tablespoon.com
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