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Marble cake...why?

post #1 of 48
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Why do people like marble cake? LOL!

I'm like...okay I like chocolate and I like vanilla, but marble tastes like a weak chocolate! People do that if they can't decide between chocolate or vanilla but I feel like if you don't like one flavor, you won't like them mixed?

Anyone else wonder this?
post #2 of 48
or the "cup is half full" version .... they DO like both flavors so they LUV them mixed! Some just like the look, too.
post #3 of 48
I get more orders for marble cake and honestly I hate it!!!I hate baking it too..I mix white and chocolate batters and it's a pain to make both and then swirl the flavors and lets face it...You have to get your clean fingers in there to swirl it properly or at least I do...I just find it a PIA...

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post #4 of 48
I've never understood this either. I like both flavors, but not together. I have one client that orders all of her cakes with three layers - either vanilla-chocolate-vanilla or chocolate-vanilla-chocolate and she loves them.
post #5 of 48
There is actually only one person that I do cakes for that asks for marble. My SIL is a white/vanilla girl. That's all she ever asks for.
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post #6 of 48
I agree with what was said before...it's a nice visual when you cut the cake. True, it's not the BEST tasting, but if you put a nice fudge filling in it, you get more of the chocolate taste. Not bad at all.

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post #7 of 48
SO WHAT RECIPES DO YOU USE FOR A MARBLE CAKE?
post #8 of 48
I always mix up a batch of my white cake and a batch of my chocolate cake and then I have 50/50 of white/chocolate. I get quite a few compliments on how much chocolate they can taste.

Kikkiekakes - I scoop the two flavors in using my "cupcake scoop" (this way I can alternate the flavors and stack them too) and then I use my standard spatula and run it through. This seems to be the best way I have found w/o getting my fingers in there. icon_smile.gif
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post #9 of 48
I hate making marble cakes too!! However, I must admit that as a child I looked very forward to my marble DH bday cake & thought it was so special. I think it's a kid thing. They think that it looks so cool. It's funny how my tastes have changed as I've gotten older. I don't think that I would waste the calories on a marble cake now.
post #10 of 48
I too would love input on marble cake recipes. I had previously been making a yellow cake and then a chocolate cake and then mixing but I have also seen many variations where the base is a yellow cake, a portion is reserved and mixed with cocoa and used as the chocolate part. If anyone knows a GOOD recipe like this where you are essentially making 1 recipe and then just mixing cocoa into a small portion I would super appreciate it.
post #11 of 48
I always wanted to try some as a kid because I saw in on The Flintstones. Of course, none of us want to bake a cake like THAT one. icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 48
OK...I'll admit it, I'm a fan of marble. I like chocolate, but sometimes it's just too much for me and just plain vanilla is boring. It is a pain to make though, so I don't usually make it, lol.
post #13 of 48
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I get more orders for marble cake and honestly I hate it!!!I hate baking it too..I mix white and chocolate batters and it's a pain to make both and then swirl the flavors and lets face it...You have to get your clean fingers in there to swirl it properly or at least I do...I just find it a PIA...



Hard way to do it. icon_eek.gif

Easy way to do it: icon_wink.gif

Just make a full recipe of vanilla, take out 1/4 to 1/3 of the batter, depending on how much chocolate you want, and add some cocoa powder to it until you like the taste & color.

Place dollops of the chocolate batter on top of the vanilla batter in the pan and drag a dinner knife thru the dollops in a swirling pattern.

Because the base is vanilla batter, it all bakes up evenly.

I love marble cake--great with oreo mousse filling.....

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post #14 of 48
Blakescakes...

Not to high jack the thread would you please share how you make your Oreo Mousse Filling? Sounds soooo good.

Thank you.
post #15 of 48
What I don't get is when someone requests marble cupcakes.

I ask them "How do you marble a cupcake?" --they get a dumbfounded look and shrug--I say "Exactly" icon_wink.gif
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