Homemade Marble Pound Cake

Homemade Marble Pound Cake

This homemade marble pound cake is a great, dense, made-from-scratch cake that will take care of both your, and your guests’, chocolate, and vanilla cravings all at once.


  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/8 cup sour cream
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup powdered malted chocolate milk mix (like Ovaltine)


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about five minutes. Slowly add in the flour, and mix to combine. Don't over-mix!
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and sour cream. Slowly add into the batter and mix just until combined. Remove 1/3 of the batter from the bowl, and put it into a separate bowl. Mix in the chocolate milk mixture until well combined.
  4. Place the vanilla batter into a tube pan that's been prepared with baking spray. Spread out evenly in the pan. Place spoonfuls of the chocolate batter all around the top of the vanilla batter. Use a butter knife to swirl the chocolate into the vanilla. Tap the pan several times on the counter to distribute batter and eliminate any gaps.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then invert onto a serving tray.

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