Chocolate Marble Loaf

I’ve been making this cake, Chocolate Marble Loaf,  longer than I’ve had kids. And I’ve have kids forever. Ok, I’ve had kids for 24 years, and some days, that’s forever! lol Anyway, this makes an excellent cake. Very moist and flavorful. No frosting needed.


Chocolate Marble Loaf

1 3/4 all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2/3 cups milk
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons hot water
Preheat oven to 350* Grease and lightly flour a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla and bit until fluffy. Add dry ingredients and milk alternately to butter – sugar mixture. Beating well after each addition. In another bowl, combine the cocoa, oil, baking soda and 2 tablespoons hot water. Stir in 1/3 of the batter.

Spoon light and dark batters alternately into loaf pan.

Zig Zag spatula through batter.

Bake for 45- 50 minutes or until done. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely

This will make 12 slices, of course that depends on how thick you slice it. This is delicious served warm.

This cake is awesome by it self. Every slice looks different. For a fancier, and even more delicious desert, drizzle with homemade chocolate sauce and top with whipped cream. Too bad I didn’t have either of those on hand today. We just ate it plain, and no one complained. They all wanted seconds.

This recipe makes one loaf. Today, I doubled the recipe, which is why there are two in the pictures. I wrapped one for the freezer.

Now when someone comes over, I can pull out a delicious cake. Just defrost for a few minutes, slice and serve.

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  1. CheapbyChoice says:

    Sounds great! I can't wait to try this!

  2. Oh my gosh – this looks so good! I'll be making this for sure! Thanks!

  3. delish! :-) Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the fact that you can freeze it! Thanks for stopping by What's Cooking Wednesday! See you next week :)

  5. Turning the Clock Back says:

    that looks so pretty in the pan! I love the checkered look!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cooking Wednesday! Hope to see you again next week!


  6. Yum.This look delicious

  7. Yummy!!!!! This looks scrumptious delicious!!!!

  8. This looks great! So easy also. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Satakieli says:

    Oh this looks wonderful!

    You know, I've been browsing through food blogs this afternoon looking for ideas for my weekly meal plan… now my dessert list is longer than my meal list!

    thank you for sharing

  10. JEANNE ILLENYE says:

    Mmmmm…my mouth is watering for this cake and a big glass of milk! Reminds me of the cakes of my childhood…scrumptuous!!! ;o) Jeanne

  11. Wow, your swirl on the top looks so pretty. Plus, the finished cake looks delicious. Two flavors equals more to love.


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