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Marble Loaf Cake Recipe

Marble Loaf Cake Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:8-10 servings


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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

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