Cherry Chocolate Marble Cake Recipe
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Cherry Chocolate Marble Cake Recipe

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I got this recipe from one of my husband's co-workers. It's now a favorite of our family and friends.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 572 calories, 28g fat (14g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 578mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the cherry juice, water and extract; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition.
  2. Divide batter in half. To one portion, add cherries and walnuts; mix well. To the second portion, add chocolate; mix well. Spoon half of the cherry mixture into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Cover with half of the chocolate mixture. Repeat layers.
  3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners; sugar if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Chocolate Marble Cake in Country Extra July 1998, p49

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diana6291 User ID: 3159565 265835
Reviewed May. 10, 2017

"I have made this cake at least a dozen times over the past 5 years. Absolutely delicious! I leave out the nuts. I have found that it is best to make the cake 1 or 2 days before you want to eat it."

kathyjolewis User ID: 7147784 244131
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"This cake was delicious with a beautiful presentation. I served it with a spoonful of whipped cream."

PatWTS User ID: 117277 224059
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"Wonderful, moist cake. Everyone keeps talking about how delicious it was. A definate keeper!!"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 22667
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"The chocolate overpowered the cherry flavor a little more than I would have liked, but overall a good cake!"

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