Sunday, January 3, 2010

Chef Chuck's Marble Cake

Torta Marmo

A marble cake brings back childhood memories, vanilla cake with rich dark chocolate swirled in a very moist cake. This is a dessert for any occasion even Sunday dinner!

Marble Cake
1 cup dark chocolate, melted and cooled
3/4 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
11 tablespoons butter, room temperature
7 ounces sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
powdered sugar, for sprinkling on top

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line a 9 inch round pan with parchment paper and butter both bottom and sides. Melt chocolate in a double boiler with 3 tablespoons of milk, from the 3/4 cup of milk, set aside to cool. Sift flour, baking powder and salt twice, set aside. In a mixer beat butter for 2 minutes, then slowly add sugar and vanilla. Add one egg at a time till well blended. Scrape bowl down and with mixer on low alternate flour and milk. Pour 2/3 of this mixture in a prepared pan. With remaining batter add it to the cooled and melted chocolate. Carefully pour the chocolate in a swirl design run a knife through the entire cake to mix the vanilla and chocolate. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a rack, when completely cooled dust with powered sugar.


  1. Happy New Year Chef Chuck!

    Your cake looks incredible! I am adding it to my weekend menu! Wait till everybody comes over to watch football and I serve them of piece of this cake. Have a great day.


  2. Hi Ginger, This cake will be a real hit! Thank you

  3. I love this! It means you don't have to choose between vanilla and chocolate...I mean really, why not have both?

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. Hi Joanne, I guess we are forced to eat both!! Not bad!
    Thank You

  6. The cake looks so pretty! Happy new year!

  7. Happy New Year Chef Chuck! This cake looks amazing.

  8. Hello pigpigscorner, Thank you, and happy new year to you!!

  9. Happy New Year, Amber! Thank You

  10. Your cake looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Thank You Karine, Your welcome:)

  12. I hate to admit it, but it looks as if your marble cake puts my Grandmother's version to shame! Wow, this is stunning.

  13. Happy New Year Chuck!!!!!!!!

    This cake looks like a winner. Funny enough, I posted a light cake today too. They both have the same shape, height and powdered sugar. You'll just have to come on by :) I would love this cake you made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Happy Mew Year Live.Love.Eat, I check out your cake, Nice~~~ we are on the same wave lengths!!
    Lets trade pieces :) Thank You

  15. Hi Brigett, Happy New Year! I feel honored to compete with grandma! We will keep this one to ourselves:) Thank You.

  16. This looks sooo good!
    I love the way it looks!

  17. Hi Ash! This cake was as good as it looks! "Moist"
    You take care, Thank You!