Marble pound cake recipe. A combination of two amazing flavors, authentic pound cake and fudge chocolate cake. This is one of the amazing versions of pound cake that I enjoy making for my family. www.munatycooking.com | @munatycooking #poundcake

Marble Pound Cake Recipe

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Pound cake recipe. I will teach you how to make a delicious and rich Marble Pound Cake, or shall I say marble swirl cake? Since the chocolate flavor is kicking big time in this pound cake recipe, I guess I will call it chocolate marble pound cake or fudge marble pound cake. Ok, I think I have confused you enough!

Marble pound cake recipe. A combination of two amazing flavors, authentic pound cake and fudge chocolate cake. This is one of the amazing versions of pound cake that I enjoy making for my family. www.munatycooking.com | @munatycooking #poundcakePIN TO MAKE LATER

Easy Pound Cake Recipe

This marble pound cake recipe is for a moist, yet rich pound cake, the chocolate part of it tastes almost like fudge, so you have everything you love in one cake, a moist, rich texture, wonderful flavor, and it looks gorgeous.

Use high-quality butter and chocolate for this pound cake recipe, the flavor of these two ingredients are dominant. The steps to making this marble swirl cake are easy to follow.

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You can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to speed up the process of making the cake, a whisk will work too, but you will take longer time in mixing the batter.

Marble pound cake recipe. A combination of two amazing flavors, authentic pound cake and fudge chocolate cake. This is one of the amazing versions of pound cake that I enjoy making for my family. www.munatycooking.com | @munatycooking #poundcake

In this pound cake recipe, I have used evaporated milk mixed with water since (in my opinion) it enhances the richness of the cake, but of course, you can use whole milk instead.

I wouldn’t use skim milk in this recipe. If you’re looking after your calorie intake but still crave delicious pound cake, then try my low-calorie pound cake recipe.

Marble pound cake recipe. A combination of two amazing flavors, authentic pound cake and fudge chocolate cake. This is one of the amazing versions of pound cake that I enjoy making for my family. www.munatycooking.com | @munatycooking #poundcake

Marble pound cake recipe. A combination of two amazing flavors, authentic pound cake and fudge chocolate cake. This is one of the amazing versions of pound cake that I enjoy making for my family. www.munatycooking.com | @munatycooking #poundcake

If you want the Authentic Classic Pound Cake Recipe, I’ve got that too. I have a feeling that you’ll love the marble version more though! In case you are not fond of chocolate, do not add it to the batter and you will still enjoy an amazing pound cake.

Marble pound cake recipe. A combination of two amazing flavors, authentic pound cake and fudge chocolate cake. This is one of the amazing versions of pound cake that I enjoy making for my family. www.munatycooking.com | @munatycooking #poundcake

In case you made this cake, please take a pic and tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see your cake looked 😊

Let’s bake some marble pound cake!

Marble pound cake recipe. A combination of two amazing flavors, authentic pound cake and fudge chocolate cake. This is one of the amazing versions of pound cake that I enjoy making for my family. www.munatycooking.com | @munatycooking #poundcake

Marble Pound Cake Recipe

A combination of two amazing flavors, authentic pound cake and fudge chocolate cake. This is one of the amazing versions of pound cake that I enjoy making for my family. 
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Cake
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup evaporated milk mixed with ¼ cup water OR 1/2 cup regular whole milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with 4 tablespoon hot water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Butter and flour a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan, keep aside.
  • In a bowl, sift flour with salt and baking powder. Keep aside.
  • In a different bowl, Add the butter and beat for 3 minutes until lighter in color. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy and much lighter in color, about 4 minutes on high speed.
  • Add the vanilla and then add the eggs one at a time, and each time you add an egg, beat for three minutes.
  • Add half the flour to the butter and sugar mixture and beat on lowest speed until combined (do not over mix).
  • Add all the milk and beat until combined then add the rest of flour and beat until combined. The batter should look silky but a little thick.
  • Take around three fourth of the batter and mix with the chocolate and hot water mixture.
  • When scooping both batters in the pan, place a scoop of white batter and beside it a chocolate and the white batter and beside it chocolate batter. For the second layer, on top of every white batter place a chocolate batter, and on each chocolate, scoop a scoop of white batter. Using a butter knife, make a U or an S shape.
  • Tap the pan lightly two times over the kitchen counter, place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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80 Comments

  • Jenn JG

    01/08/2017 at 1:01 pm

    OHHHH this looks AMAZING! I may have to attempt this! Im not the best baker but the recipe looks simple enough to try! Thanks for sharing

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  • Sarah Bailey

    01/08/2017 at 2:39 pm

    Now I have to admit I love a good marble cake, they are perfect with a hot drink and I really should think about making one myself soon. I’ll perhaps give your recipe a try.

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  • Jessica Taylor

    01/08/2017 at 4:51 pm

    Can you believe I have never eaten a pound cake? I was never sure about the texture! I guess this one would be a great one to test out

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    • munatycooking

      02/08/2017 at 7:00 am

      WHAT?!! I never met a person who never had a pound cake in his life, but Jessica I think when you taste one you’ll fall in love 🙂

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  • Miriam

    01/08/2017 at 10:00 pm

    This looks incredible and after many, many different tries I am STILL after the perfect marble cake, so maybe this will be it!

    I can’t get evaporated milk here, so I’ll need to replace that. How much milk would I use? I wasn’t sure if it would be 1/4 cup (for the evaporated milk) or 1/2 cup (for the evaporated milk + water).

    Thanks!

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  • Esse D

    01/08/2017 at 10:19 pm

    I’m usually not a chocolate lover, but this looks amazing! The marble pound cake looks like it’s just enough chocolate so that it’s not overload.

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  • Rose

    01/08/2017 at 10:37 pm

    Ohhh this looks so pretty. I have oly made plain or lemon pound cake. I have all your ingredients except the evaporated milk. After I pick it up this may be as good as made!!

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  • Zan Turner

    01/08/2017 at 11:29 pm

    Seriously, this looks amazing! And your original pound cake recipe looks awesome. And so does that lamb stew on the sidebar! Anyway, I love the addition of chocolate to pound cake – I’ve had something like this before. Nothing like a good slice of pound cake – it’s one of our favorites.

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  • Mai nguyen

    02/08/2017 at 8:31 am

    Thank for sharing this amazing recipe. It look so good especially for somebody who love chocolate like me. I will try it someday and I hope it will be same to you.

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  • Claudia Krusch

    02/08/2017 at 9:03 am

    I am always looking for new recipes to try. I love to bake and pound cake is one of my favorites. I will have to give this recipe a try this weekend.

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  • Ruth I.

    02/08/2017 at 9:12 am

    I am a huge fan of marble cakes and I will totally be cancelling my stuff now to make one. Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Jeff

    06/08/2017 at 5:10 am

    You certainly got the perfect swirl on that cake! I love pound cake and haven’t had it in a long time. It’s easy to turn pound cake into other delicious desserts, too – like trifle. So I’m sure I could make this cake go a long ways! Thanks for the recipe.

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  • Claudia

    14/02/2018 at 12:44 pm

    This recipe came out PERFECT on the first try. I just had to add one or two tablespoons of hot water to my cocoa because the mix came out super dense and I felt like it wasn’t going to mix well with the rest of the batter. I also used 2% evaporated milk because I didn’t have whole. Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Barb

    16/04/2018 at 9:30 pm

    I would like to try this. I do have a question though – it appears from the pictures and assembly instructions (step 8) that there is a 50/50 split of chocolate/yellow batter, yet based on step 7, there would be 75% chocolate and 25% yellow. I just want to confirm whether you split the batter in half or 3/4 to achieve this cake. Can’t wait to bring this into work for team coffee break!

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    • munatycooking

      17/04/2018 at 11:54 am

      Hi Barb. I have taken almost 3/4 of the batter and mixed it with chocolate. I didn’t weight it but eyeballed it. I wanted the marble effect to be intense and make the chocolate part more visible than the yellow. I hope you give it a try and please do let me know how you liked it 🙂

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  • María torres

    20/04/2018 at 11:20 pm

    Get it ready to make this easy pound cake. I have one problem! I check my ingredients and I have salted butter.. please help!!💖

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    • munatycooking

      21/04/2018 at 7:22 pm

      I sometimes use salted butter too, just omit the pinch of salt mentioned in the ingredients and go ahead. 🙂

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    • munatycooking

      26/04/2018 at 7:09 pm

      Hi, it is better to use whole milk instead for this recipe but you can use buttermilk. Sour cream will result in a dense cake and it won’t have the texture desired.

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  • Lisa

    01/06/2018 at 9:05 am

    Have you ever used this recipe with the addition of strawberries? Using this recipe for my Grandbabies to make and one wanted chocolate and strawberries.

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    • munatycooking

      01/06/2018 at 8:15 pm

      Using strawberries in the batter will make it soggy, but you can add some on top of the cake before baking.

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    • munatycooking

      29/06/2018 at 5:52 am

      Hi Rhonda, the cake will be a little dry if kept in the freezer or in the fridge since it is a butter based cake. Hope this helped.

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  • Whitney

    16/07/2018 at 7:52 pm

    Hi! So I made this recipe today and have a question for you. What is the consistency of the cocoa powder and hot water mixture supposed to be like? Mine turned into almost a clay like consistency which resulted in a light brown colored chocolate batter freckled with clumps of cocoa powder. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you😊

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    • munatycooking

      16/07/2018 at 10:54 pm

      Hi Whitney, you should get a thick batter but you have to fluff the cocoa powder first and then measure it to get the exact amount. You have to mix the chocolate batter well to avoid lumps. I hope this helped 🙂

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  • Majida

    10/08/2018 at 12:22 pm

    Hi muna , I used to bake normal marble cake and it was good. But when I tried yours, it turned out to be AMAZING. It was moist, creamy inside, very delicious and just the right balance. My only tip: I added more chocolate to the batter. That’s the only change that I have made. Everyone has asked me where I got the recipe from. Thank you so much and wish you the best 🤗

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  • Nicolthepickle

    07/09/2018 at 7:49 am

    This was delightful. I added a little melted chocolate to the chocolate batter as I find just adding cocoa and water can make the cake a bit dry. This is a generalization in reference to marble cakes, yours may not do this. I was being proactive. 🙄🙂
    And I used 3/4 tsp salt.
    Definitely making this again.

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    • munatycooking

      07/09/2018 at 8:09 am

      Hi, I’m so happy to get your feedback! Adding melted chocolate sounds delicious, I will try it too 🙂

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  • Paru

    04/01/2019 at 4:43 pm

    I followed your recipe exactly as you have described and it came out delicious. The texture of the cake was perfect. The addition of evaporated milk made a big difference. Thanks for the lovely recipe. My only concern was the ratio of white and chocolate batter. The recipe mentions to mix 3/4th of the batter with chocolate mix which ended up in a more chocolaty cake than a marble. Should it be 3/4 cup of the batter than 3/4th of the batter?

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    • munatycooking

      05/01/2019 at 1:44 am

      Hi Paru, Thank you for trying my recipe and I’m happy that you enjoyed it. I always made the recipe the same way I wrote it and yes the chocolate batter always seems to look much more than the white but the white batter rise more while baking than the chocolate batter. However, I will make the recipe again and give a precise measurement of how many cups should be taken from the batter to mix with chocolate, I guess this will make it easier on my readers.
      Thanks again for bringing this to attention, I truely appreciate it 🙂

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  • Shawn

    04/04/2019 at 4:53 pm

    Fantastic! Great taste, beautifully soft texture. The chocolate makes it scrumptious. I served it topped with strawberries for a birthday dessert, and everyone was in heaven. Love this recipe!

    Only thing I would edit: the prep time. The beat & mix times alone add up to about 20 mins, so no way this takes only 10 mins to prep. 🙂 I spent about 40 mins on prep — I might be able to shave off 5 mins or so once I get it down, but I don’t think you could prep this in less than 30 mins (plus extra time to get eggs and butter to room temp).

    Other than that, it’s a true 5-star recipe!

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