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Cherry Chocolate Marble Cake

 Cherry Chocolate Marble Cake
I got this recipe from one of my husband's co-workers. It's now a favorite of our family and friends.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick

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Cherry Chocolate Marble Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 572 calories, 28 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 114 mg cholesterol, 578 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.