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Marble Loaf Cake

 Marble Loaf Cake
Joan sometimes adds chocolate syrup to the basic batter to produce the lovely swirls in this moist marbled loaf. "For a sweet finish, top it with a can of prepared frosting...or use your favorite homemade frosting if time allows," she suggests.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling


  • 4-1/2 cups pound cake batter (from Pound Cake Ring recipe), divided
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • Fresh strawberries, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup batter and chocolate syrup. Pour the
  • remaining batter into a greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan.
  • Spoon chocolate batter over the top; gently cut through batter with
  • a knife to swirl.
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325°; bake 40
  • minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire
  • rack to cool completely. Frost top and sides of cake. Garnish with
  • strawberries if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.