Vanilla-Fudge Marble Cake
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 50 minutes
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt*
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 2/3 cup chocolate-flavored syrup (I used Hersey's chocolate syrup)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes; meanwhile, grease and lightly flour a 10-inch bundt pan.*
  3. In a medium bowl stir together flour, bakng powder, baking soda, and salt*; set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on low to medium speed about 30 seconds; add sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating on low to medium speed 1 minute after each addition and scraping bowl frequently.
  6. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk (or sour milk) to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined; reserve 2 cups of the batter.
  7. Pour remaining batter into prepared pan.
  8. In a small mixing bowl combine chocolate syrup and reserved 2 cups of batter; beat on low speed until well combined.
  9. Pour chocolate batter over vanilla batter in pan; do not mix.
  10. Bake in oven about 50 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean; cool 15 minutes on wire rack.
  11. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack; drizzle with icing.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is a wonderful little bundt cake that I made for my Mom's bithday today! It comes from the Better Homes & Garden's New Cookbook. There is a recipe for an icing to go with this cake, but I didn't have all of the ingredients. So I just took a can of Pillsbury chocolate frosting and melted it & drizzled that over the cake...it worked just as well! *To make sour milk, just add a tablespoon of lemon juice to regular milk. *To grease the bundt pan, I just used a non-stick cooking spray made for baking. *I used regular salted butter for this recipe, so I omitted the salt.