Loading Video...
Recipe courtesy of My Grandmother's Ravioli

Sally Starin's Marble Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Getting reviews...
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Marble Cake:

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 10-inch tube pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. For the marble cake: Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, oil and sugar together on medium speed until smooth, fluffy and pale yellow, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the milk and vanilla and blend together. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition and scraping down the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl as needed.
  4. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour mixture and blend until just combined, about 5 seconds. Pour half the batter into the tube pan, spreading it out evenly. Return the bowl to mixer, add the cocoa powder to the remaining batter, and mix until combined. Pour the chocolate batter over the batter in the pan and run a butter knife back and forth through the batter to create a marbled effect. Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about for 1 hour and 25 minutes. Remove the cake from oven and let it cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert it onto a large plate or cake stand and let the cake cool completely.
  5. For the chocolate cream cheese frosting: While the cake cools, make the chocolate cream cheese frosting. In the clean bowl of a stand mixer, add the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla and beat on medium speed until smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar and the cocoa and beat on medium-low speed until the dry ingredients are incorporated, then increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the mixture is thick and smooth. Add the milk, a tablespoon at a time, until the frosting is like a smooth, velvety buttercream. Spread the frosting generously on the top and sides of the cake with an offset spatula or butter knife. Slice and serve.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Sifted: Sweet and Salty Desserts + More Delicious Bits Feb 13, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.