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Easy German Marble Cake Recipe- Marmorkuchen Recipe

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As a child, Marmorkuchen , made from this German Marble Cake Recipe, was a staple in our home. Chocolate and Vanilla swirled into a Bundt (or Gugelhopf) pan. Delicious, but not gooey like many cakes. It was the perfect treat for after school, or with a cup of coffee. And if you were a kid like me, you would always eat it in a specific order… first the vanilla part, then the chocolate part, then the icing.

Marmor Kuchen or Marble cake is such an interesting idea. A swirl of flavors. It got its name because it looks like a slab of marble… and or maybe like the swirled marbles  you play with on the playground. This cake has something for everyone, which means I made it a lot when my kids were young… one liked chocolate, one liked vanilla….. It’s easy enough for everyday, but it even turns up at a Sunday Kaffee-klatsch!

german marble cake recipe

And even now, it  is a great recipe to have in your pocket. Simple, satisfying, delicious, travels well (I’ve even packed the cake into a Tupperware, and taken it to the zoo in my stroller…. it survived the journey, and everyone else was jealous that we had cake). The Recipe combines chocolate batter and a vanilla batter in a nice swirl pattern.

Everyone’s happy… the chocolate lovers AND the plain vanilla lovers.

(One thing I did notice, American palates may find it a bit dry, and not very sweet. This is not a soft squishy cake with thick frosting. It’s more dense.  I’ve never had a German complain, but they usually eat it with a cup of coffee.
PS. If you take a thermos of coffee to the zoo to have with cake everyone will be wildly jealous of you)

German Marble Cake Recipe

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Step By Step Photos and Instructions German Marble Cake Recipe

Spread the Vanilla Batter into the Bundt Pan

german marble cake Recipe

spread it out….

Top with the Chocolate Batter

Just Dallop it On

german marble cake recipe

Swirl the Vanilla and Chocolate Batter

Don’t Overmix!

german marble cake recipe

Marble Cake Looks Done

All Baked

german marble cake recipe

Cool on a Rack

Mix the Icing

Add more dry if too liquid… add more wet if too dry

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Ice the Cake

german marble cake recipe

Slice and Eat

german marble cake recipe

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Comment(7)

  1. Now you did it–you made my mouth water and now I absolutely have to bake this tomorrow even though I have been trying so hard to lose some lbs. It brings back such good memories of Germany and my Mother having baked this
    Thank you so much !

  2. I just baked it and we ate a piece. It came out looking exactly like yours, inside and out. The only thing I will change next time I make it will be to NOT use 3/4 cup of coco powder. It makes the chocolate part taste bitter. 🙁 I’ll just use a little coco powder and Hershey’s Syrup instead. Otherwise, fluffy and moist.

  3. Just made this cake and it came out wonderfully! We had it with coffee as suggested and it was awesome. Thanks for the recipe

  4. This is a staple in our house. Your recipe is a bit different-I have never used sour cream and have only ever used a bit of powdered sugar on the finished confection. My mom and now I, put bread crumbs in the pan after greasing it-it gives the cake a bit of a crunchier layer. Never thought of not doing that so may have to give it a try. Thanks! Heidi

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