This Marble Bundt Cake Recipe is the best of both worlds of chocolate and vanilla cake swirled in harmony.
Enjoy this Marble Bundt Cake Recipe that is swirled with two cake flavors and covered with a chocolate glaze.
The one thing you can count on with me and what I choose to share on my blog is you will never (probably) see a beautifully decorated cake wrapped in fondant, with pretty flowers and swirls, gorgeous coloring, and perfectly crafted. I do not have that skill nor do I care to have that skill just because of the patience required to make beautiful cakes that you will find on this blog. Heck, I don’t even like to watch the show Cupcake Wars or Cake Boss. Why? I get frustrated watching people put that much work into something that is going to be eating within minutes. To me, it seems like an incredible waste of time and effort. Don’t get me wrong, I love beautiful cakes. I think the time and art that someone puts into making a beautiful cake is amazing. However, when it comes to myself, I just can’t do it.
When I see a beautiful cake or a dish that is just gorgeous, I don’t want to eat it. I just want to stare and preserve the cake or dish for as long as possible. So, when I make a dish and take photos of that particular dish, my goal is to make you immediately want to eat whatever it is I am showing you. I want your mouths to drool and I want that dish to be on your minds until you satisfy that craving. Sure, part of being a food photographer is to make delicious food and try to photograph your food to the best of your ability to create emotion, stimulate positive memories or associations, and to make you want to some damn good food. That is the reason I blog, which is to share with you a story or a message that I have come to learn for myself over some damn good food. I hope, if you are a regular visitor, when you read my blog posts (if you read them), you feel as though you and I are talking and becoming the BEST OF FRIENDS!
Now that we are best friends, one thing friends do is eat cake together. So, let’s start this beautiful friendship over a slice of this crazy delicious Marble Bundt Cake.
I am so picky and slightly (what some would say) narcissistic when it comes to some dishes I make. For instance, I am not a fan of chocolate cake, but I like MY chocolate cake recipe; I am not a fan of French Toast, but I only like they I make French Toast: and I am not a fan of most cornbreads out there, but I love MY cornbread recipe. Do you see what I mean? How self-absorbed can I be within myself about the food I create? My answer is, I like what I like and I know what I like and I make it the way I know I would like it. Are you still with me? That is how I feel about this Marble Bundt Cake Recipe. This is one of the best ways for me to eat and enjoy chocolate cake if is not my chocolate cake recipe. I have had so many chocolate cakes in my life and most of them are dull, boring, and dry. This Marble Bundt Cake Recipe is moist, delicious, buttery, and downright damn good. Eating a slice of this bundt cake is like comfort to my soul. Not to mention, it is very simple to make. I talked about making pretty cakes earlier in this blog post and this is about as pretty as it is going to get for me. As a food blogger, I am more focused on creating recipes using common and affordable ingredients that will explode your mind and get you excited about being in the kitchen. Although we need gorgeous food photography to look at from time to time, when you come to my blog you won’t find a Cake Boss rated cake, but you will find a delicious cake like this Marble Bundt Cake recipe. I said earlier, I want to make food that will make you hungry on the spot. This very pretty cake, although pretty, does make my taste buds jump around and get all excited for a bit. I hope this Marble Bundt Cake Recipe will do the same for you.
- 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 c. sugar
- 6 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 tbsp. Vanilla extract
- 3 c. flour
- 2 tsp. Baking powder
- 2 tsp. Baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 c. sour cream, room temperature
- ¾ c. whole milk, warm
- 5 tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp. Vegetable oil
- CHOCOLATE GLAZE
- 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chip
- 1 c. milk chocolate chips
- ⅓ c. hot whole milk
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees and liberally spray a bundt cake pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and whisk together. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, add the butter and blend with a handheld mixer or standing mixer. Add the sugar and mix until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl. Continue to add the eggs to the batter.
- Slowly combine the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and begin to pour in the warm milk. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract. Take 2 ½ cups of the cake batter and set aside. In a small bowl, add the cocoa powder and vegetable oil and mix until smooth. Add the cocoa powder mixture into the reserved cake batter. Mix together until well mixed.
- Use an ice cream scoop and scoop the vanilla cake batter into the bottom of the cake pan and add the chocolate cake batter on top of that. Continue to layer the cake batters until they are gone. Use a steak knife and swirl the cake batters together but do not over swirl. Place the bundt cake on a baking sheet to catch any excess cake batter that may fall from baking. Place in the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes. Allow to cool at room temperature for 15 minutes, use a knife and run on the edge of the cake and turn to a cooling rack on serving plate and allow to continue to cool.
- For glaze, place the chocolate chips in a small bowl, and pour over the warm milk. Stir until smooth. Once smooth, add the vanilla extract and allow to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes and the mixture will begin to thicken. Pour on top of the cake.