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Moist and Tender Marble Bundt Cake

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This moist tender Marble Bundt Cake is a delicious blend of creamy vanilla and rich chocolate cake swirls.

marble bundt cake on plate with a slice in front of it on separate plate

Marble Bundt Cake looks like a dessert that is complicated but actually is extremely easy to make. It only uses one cake batter that chocolate is added to to create the second flavor. It is as pretty to look at as it is yummy to eat. For more delicious cake recipes, try my Festive Cranberry Cake With Butter Sauce, Chocolate Layered Ding Dong Cake or Super Moist Carrot Cake Sheet Cake.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Easy to make
  • Two flavors that combine to create a mouth-watering sensation
  • It will look like you are an expert baker, no matter your skill level.
  • This cake stores well and you can freeze and thaw to enjoy at a later time.

Equipment Needed

Recipe Ingredients Notes

(complete ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card below)

  • Baking Chocolate – Don’t skimp. Use a good quality of chocolate, such as Hersheys, Nestle or Ghiardelli.
  • Cocoa – As with the baking chocolate, use a good quality cocoa. It will make a difference in your finished Marble Bundt Cake.
  • Butter – I always recommend using real butter, no margarine for the best flavor.
  • Flour – This recipe uses all-purpose flour.

You’ll need these ingredients to make this amazing Marble Bundt Cake

ingredients for marble bundt cake

Additions and Substitutions

  • Add in some shredded sweetened coconut to the chocolate batter for an extra moist, chewy burst of flavor.
  • Substitute another extract for the vanilla, such as: rum, cocont or maple.

What Goes Well to Serve With Marble Bundt Cake

How to Make an Amazing Marble Bundt Cake

  • Grease bundt pan.
  • Preheat oven.
  • Mix sugar with eggs. Beat.
  • Add butter and buttermilk.
  • Combine flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  • Mix together the dry and wet ingredients.
  • Spoon one-third of thebatter into another bowl and add the cocoa powder. Mix thoroughly.
  • Drop the two batters by spoonfuls into the prepared bundt pan, alternating the ligh batter with the dark.
  • Bake
  • Cool in pan, then transfer to cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Melt chocolate in saucepan.
  • Cool slightly, then pour over cake.
  • Sprinkle with nuts.
mix eggs and sugar
add butter and buttermilk to eggs and sugar
mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
add cocoa to one-third of batter.
spoon dark and light batters into pan.
baked marble bundt cake on wooden board.
melt chocolate and pour over cake.
sprinkle nuts over chocolate on cake.
marble bundt cake on pink plate with one slice cut out
cut marble bundt cake with a slice of cake on the plate in front.

Marble Bundt Cake

Moist and tender chocolate and vanilla cake flavors combine for a sweet, delicious cake.
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Course: cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marble bundt cake, chocolate, vanilla
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 pieces
Author: Linda Kate


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 tabblespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup baking chocolate
  • cup buttermilk
  • cup chopped walnuts


  • Grease7-inch bundt pan with butter or cooking spray. Preheat your oven to 350℉
  • Mix the sugar with eggs, adding one egg at a time. Beat the mixture for about 5-6 minutes then add butter and buttermilk and continue beating until light and smooth.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour with baking powder, add a spoonful of dry ingredients at atime. Use a hand mixer or a spatula and mix until fully combined. Spoon out one third of the batter, place in a separate bowl and add cocoa powder, mix until fully combined. Add spoonful of each batters alternatively to the bundt pan to create a marble effect. Bake for around 45 minutes.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan, then turn it out and leave to finish cooling on a wire rack . Break up the chocolate and melt in a saucepan on a low heat, stirring continuously until melted. Do not bring it to boil. Let it cool slightly before pouring it onto the bundt cake. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Enjoy!

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