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Marbled Pound Cake Recipe

Marbled Pound Cake Recipe

This rich pound cake features the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Buttermilk in the batter lends to its moist texture.—Kelly McDonald, Edinburg, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter chips, melted
  • 1-1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Combine buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk mixture, beating well after each addition. Beat in melted peanut butter chips.
  • 2. Pour 2 cups batter into a small bowl; stir in melted chocolate chips. Pour half of the plain batter into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Cover with chocolate batter. Top with remaining plain batter; swirl with a knife.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes 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.
  • 4. For glaze, in a small bowl, combine chips. In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Remove from the heat and pour over chips. Let stand for 5 minutes; stir until smooth. Cool for 2 minutes; drizzle over cake. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 576 calories, 29g fat (16g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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