Butterscotch Marble Cake


Pudding mix transforms white cake mix into a delicious butterscotch cake recipe. Things only get better when you add some chocolate, swirl the two together, and create a sweet marble cake recipe!

Butterscotch Marble Cake
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 package 2-layer-size white cake mix

  • 1 4-serving-size package instant butterscotch pudding mix

  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ cup cooking oil

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup chocolate-flavored syrup

  • 2 ounce sweet baking chocolate, cut up

  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • ¾ cup sifted powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon hot water

  • Hot water (optional)


  1. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping side of bowl often.

  3. Transfer 1-1/2 cups of batter to another bowl; stir in the chocolate-flavored syrup. Pour light batter into the prepared pan. Spoon chocolate batter over top. Using a knife, gently cut through batters to marble.

  4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

  5. Meanwhile, for the icing, melt sweet baking chocolate and butter or margarine over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon hot water. Stir in additional hot water, if needed, to reach drizzling consistency.

  6. Drizzle cake with icing. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
13g Fat
62g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 388mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Protein 5g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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