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Cherry Chocolate Marble Cake Recipe

Cherry Chocolate Marble Cake Recipe

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 YIELD:10-12 servings

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

  • 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.

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.