This marble pound cake is rich and moist, with a beautiful crumb structure. The chocolate part of it tastes almost like fudge and a slice will never be enough!
Keyword Marble pound cake
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour15minutes
Author Muna Kenny
1 ¼cupall-purpose flour
3large eggs at room temperature
¼cupevaporated milk mixed with ¼ cup water OR ½ cup regular whole milk
⅓cupunsweetened cocoa powder mixed with 4 tablespoon hot water
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 (around 2 cups and a half) 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.
To bring the cold eggs to room temperature, place the eggs in lukewarm water for 15 minutes before using.
Use good quality unsalted butter.
Use unsweetened cocoa powder manufactured for baking purposes.
This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated in 2022 with more information.