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Choco-Scotch Marble Cake Recipe

Choco-Scotch Marble Cake Recipe

This recipe was given to me many years ago by a friend. Teaming chocolate with butterscotch for a marble cake makes it more flavorful and colorful than the usual chocolate-vanilla combination. This rich family favorite is very moist and keeps well. -Pam Giammattei, Valatie, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups butterscotch chips, melted
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream and oil; beat on low speed for 30 second. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Divide batter in half; stir butterscotch chips into half and chocolate into the other half.
  • 2. Spoon half of the butterscotch batter in a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan; top with half of the chocolate batter. Repeat layers. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine butterscotch chips and chocolate. Beat in enough cream until the frosting is smooth and reaches desired spreading consistency. Spread over top of cake. Sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 439 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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Dianna User ID: 8772949 271630
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2017

"I did this recipe, but omitted the chocolate cake portion. If you combine all the cake ingredients and omit the melted chocolate, and bake as directed, it turns out a very moist butterscotch cake. In the frosting, I just used all chocolate and drizzled over the top. It was delicious. I took it to a family reunion, and got rave reviews."

Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 263301
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2017

"altho love the idea of this cake I purchased 3 bags of butterscotch chips for holiday (2015) baking recipes . I used 1 bag&found the flavor of baked goods very fake, not appealing to my tastebuds at all. tossed the other 2 bags plus what I had made from using the chips. was hoping recipe called for another solution besides the butterscotch chips.

wonder if I could use another chip while still using the pudding?"

txrabbit User ID: 4447514 263251
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2017

"This cake is soooo good! My whole family loved it! Thank you for this great recipe."

lvarner User ID: 35803 262040
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2017

"I love this cake! My family has fans of both butterscotch and chocolate (and I love both) so this was a wonderful treat for all. It looks really pretty too and is so easy to make."

bevy21 User ID: 8098658 248769
Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"This is a quick and easy dessert to make. The cake we loved; we found the icing to be too sweet. I would adapt the frosting using less butterscotch chips, unsweetened chocolate, a little butter and light half and half."

allaa User ID: 8200223 245053
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"love it! will make again!"

KarenJoJo User ID: 7908137 245008
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"Surprisingly easy to make, and delicious, too!"

shelia55 User ID: 5337423 39880
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"Excellent cake !!"

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