Delicious 3 Colour Marble Cake Recipe

Delicious 3 Colour Marble Cake Recipe

Marble cake has long been a popular dessert, as it combines the delicious flavors of chocolate and vanilla cake. This delicious 3 color marble cake recipe takes it to the next level. Not only does it contain three different colors, but also three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.

This cake recipe is simple to make and requires no previous baking experience. It is great for serving at birthday parties, BBQs, and potlucks. Your guests will love the surprise of finding out this cake has three different yummy flavors swirled inside.

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What You Need to Prepare This Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons seedless strawberry jam
  • 1/4 teaspoon red gel food color

For the frosting

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon seedless strawberry jam
  • Red gel food color
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa

Equipment

  • 13×9-inch cake pan
  • Cooking spray
  • Large bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Two small bowls
  • Butter knife
  • Offset spatula
  • Wire rack

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Step By Step on How to Marble a Cake with Food Coloring

Step One: Preheat Your Oven and Grease the Pan

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the 13×9-inch cake pan with cooking spray.

Step Two: Beat Cake Mix, Water, Oil, and Eggs

In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs together. Beat the mixture until smooth.

Step Three: Prepare the Marble Flavors

In a small bowl, add 1/3 of the cake batter. Stir in the cocoa powder until just blended.

In the other small bowl, add in 1/3 of the cake batter. Stir in the red food coloring and the seedless strawberry jam until well combined.

Prepare the Marble Flavors

Step Four: Bake the Cake

Add the remaining 1/3 of the batter to the cake pan. Drop in tablespoons of the chocolate batter and strawberry batter randomly in the pan. Use a butter knife to gently swirl the batter together to create a marble effect.

Bake the cake for 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Before transferring to a wire rack allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Let it cool for one hour before frosting.

Step Five: Make the Frosting

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter in a large bowl on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy. Switch the speed to low and gradually add in the powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Beat in two tablespoons of milk and the vanilla, adding more milk if the frosting is still thick.

Step Six: Color the Frosting

Add 1/3 of the frosting to a small bowl. Add the seedless strawberry jam and mix until well combined. Then, mix in a few drops of red food coloring until you reach your desired shade of pink.

Color the Frosting

In another small bowl, add 1/3 a cup of frosting. Add in the cocoa powder and mix until it is combined.

Step Seven: Frost Your Cake

Add the vanilla frosting to your fully cooled cake using an offset spatula. Then, add tablespoons of strawberry frosting and tablespoons of chocolate frosting throughout the vanilla frosting. Use the offset spatula to swirl the frosting, making a marble design.

Servings and Preparation Time

Servings and Preparation Time for 3 Color Marble Cake

Tips and Tricks

This cake can be kept at room temperature for two to three days in an airtight container. In addition, you can keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Let the cake reach room temperature before serving.

This marble cake can also be frozen as well. Let it sit uncovered in the freezer for one hour to let the frosting set. Then after the hour, wrap it in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.

The cake can be frozen for up to six months as long as it is properly stored. Once ready to serve it, let it sit at room temperature for two hours or let it thaw in the fridge overnight. This is a great way to plan ahead if you have a busy schedule.

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Delicious 3 Colour Marble Cake Recipe

Marble cake has long been a popular dessert, as it combines the delicious flavors of chocolate and vanilla cake. This delicious 3 color marble cake recipe takes it to the next level. Not only does it contain three different colors, but also three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Delicious 3 Colour Marble Cake Recipe
Servings: 12
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For The Cake

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons seedless strawberry jam
  • 1/4 teaspoon red gel food color

For The Frosting

  • 1 cup butter room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon seedless strawberry jam
  • Red gel food color
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa

Instructions

  • Preheat Your Oven and Grease the Pan - Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the 13×9-inch cake pan with cooking spray.
  • Beat Cake Mix, Water, Oil, and Eggs - In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs together. Beat the mixture until smooth.
  • Prepare the Marble Flavors - In a small bowl, add 1/3 of the cake batter. Stir in the cocoa powder until just blended.
  • In the other small bowl, add in 1/3 of the cake batter. Stir in the red food coloring and the seedless strawberry jam until well combined.
  • Bake the Cake - Add the remaining 1/3 of the batter to the cake pan. Drop in tablespoons of the chocolate batter and strawberry batter randomly in the pan. Use a butter knife to gently swirl the batter together to create a marble effect.
  • Bake the cake for 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Before transferring to a wire rack allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Let it cool for one hour before frosting.
  • Make the Frosting - Using an electric mixer, beat the butter in a large bowl on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy. Switch the speed to low and gradually add in the powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Beat in two tablespoons of milk and the vanilla, adding more milk if the frosting is still thick.
  • Color the Frosting - Add 1/3 of the frosting to a small bowl. Add the seedless strawberry jam and mix until well combined. Then, mix in a few drops of red food coloring until you reach your desired shade of pink.
  • In another small bowl, add 1/3 a cup of frosting. Add in the cocoa powder and mix until it is combined.
  • Step Seven: Frost Your Cake - Add the vanilla frosting to your fully cooled cake using an offset spatula. Then, add tablespoons of strawberry frosting and tablespoons of chocolate frosting throughout the vanilla frosting. Use the offset spatula to swirl the frosting, making a marble design.

Notes

This cake can be kept at room temperature for two to three days in an airtight container. In addition, you can keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Let the cake reach room temperature before serving.
This marble cake can also be frozen as well. Let it sit uncovered in the freezer for one hour to let the frosting set. Then after the hour, wrap it in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.
The cake can be frozen for up to six months as long as it is properly stored. Once ready to serve it, let it sit at room temperature for two hours or let it thaw in the fridge overnight. This is a great way to plan ahead if you have a busy schedule.
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Delicious and Fun 3 Color Marble Cake Recipe

This fun cake is a spin on the classic marble cake. Not only does it have swirls of chocolate cake and vanilla cake, but also strawberry cake as well.

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