Vanilla-Fudge Marble Cake

A chocolate layer is surrounded by a vanilla layer in this fudge-flavored cake recipe. Dress it up with a generous drizzle of chocolate icing for a special birthday cake or dessert.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk or sour milk

  • cup chocolate-flavored syrup

  • 1 recipe Semisweet Chocolate Icing

Semisweet Chocolate Icing

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon light-colored corn syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and lightly flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on low to medium speed about 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating on low to medium speed 1 minute after each addition and scraping bowl frequently. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Reserve 2 cups batter. Pour remaining batter into the prepared pan.

  3. In a small mixing bowl combine chocolate-flavored syrup and reserved 2 cups batter. Beat on low speed until well combined. Pour chocolate batter over vanilla batter in pan. Do not mix.

  4. Bake about 50 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes on wire rack. Remove cake from pan; cool thoroughly on wire rack. Drizzle cake with Semisweet Chocolate Icing.

  5. Makes 12 servings.

Semisweet Chocolate Icing

  1. In a small saucepan heat semisweet chocolate pieces, butter, corn syrup, and vanilla over low heat, stirring until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Use immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

416 Calories
18g Fat
59g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 5g
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 117mg 2%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*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.