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How To Make Marble Cake With Cake Mix

Delicious Recipe: How To Make Marble Cake With Cake Mix

Last Updated on January 2, 2023

If you want to achieve a cake with swirls of fudgy chocolate and soft vanilla, you should learn how to make a marble cake with a cake mix. It is an elegant cake that appeals to grown-ups and kids alike. In addition to that, it bakes excellently since it incredibly dissolves into the cake layers as it bakes, not to mention that the fudge provides a rich chocolatey taste to every bite you take. With that, satisfy yourself and your loved ones with a slice of marble cake with a cake mix. Also, you might as well enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee whenever you need a quick snack. 

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What You Will Need to Make Marble Cake With Cake Mix

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of butter at room temperature
  • 3pcs of large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  •  3⅓ cups (15.25 oz) of white cake mix 
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 2/3 cups of buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl 
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoon 
  • Whisk 
  • Rubber spatula 
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • 9″ inch Round Cake pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Wire rack

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Step by Step Instructions to Make Marble Cake With Cake Mix

Step 1 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, grease and line them with parchment paper in the baking pan. After that, set it aside.

Step 2

Afterward, place the cake mix in a bowl and whisk in with the salt and baking powder.

Step 3 

Next, put the butter in a bowl of a hand or stand mixer fitted with a wire whisk attachment. Afterward, cream the butter at medium-high speed, then gradually add the sugar and whisk until fluffy for about 2 minutes. After that, scrape down the sides and the bowl’s bottom as often as needed using a rubber spatula. 

Creaming the butter - Marble Cake

Step 4

After that, slowly add the eggs one at a time at a low speed, then mix in the vanilla extract. Afterward, beat at medium-high speed till mixed. Then, as often as needed, scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl.

Step 5

Next, place the mixer running on low speed and alternately add the cake mix and buttermilk in sequence. Make sure not to scrape the corners of the bowl thoroughly with your rubber spatula and avoid overmixing.

Step 6 

Afterward, scoop out 3/4 cup of the batter into another mixing bowl and mix in the cocoa powder. Then, pour the remaining batter into the greased and lined baking pan.

Step 7

Next, grab a spoon and drip over the white batter’s top. Remember to swirl the chocolate batter into the white batter to incorporate it into a marble effect.

Step 8

After that, place the baking pan in the preheated oven and bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Finally, remove from the oven and place in a wire rack to completely cool down. 

Servings and Preparation Time 

Servings and Preparation Time Marble Cake

How to Make a Marble Cake With Two Cake Mixes?

Some people prefer to make a marble cake using two different mixes; a yellow cake mix and a chocolate cake mix. If this is the case, then we have the recipe for you. For your yellow cake mix, you’ll need 1 box of yellow cake mix (Betty Crocker is ideal), 115 grams of soft butter, 150ml of water, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and 3 eggs. For your chocolate cake mix, you’ll need 1 box of chocolate cake mix (again, Betty Crocker is ideal), 115 grams of soft butter, 250 ml of water, and 3 eggs. You’ll also need a tub of milk chocolate frosting to frost your marble cake.

  1. Now all you need to do is preheat your oven to 350F and prepare two cake pans by greasing them with shortening.
  2. Grab two large bowls.
  3. In the first, add all of the yellow cake ingredients and mix well for around 2-3 minutes.
  4. In the second, add all of the chocolate cake ingredients and mix well for around 2-3 minutes.
  5. Once both cake batters are ready, alternately pour a small amount of yellow and chocolate batters into your prepared pans and use a knife to create the marble design.
  6. Place in the center of your preheated oven and bake for around 40 minutes (or until a skewer comes out clean).
  7. Remove from oven and leave to cool before you frost the sides and top of the cake.
  8. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Why is Marble Cake Mix So Hard to Find?

Unfortunately, marble cake just isn’t quite as popular as it once was. And plus, it’s super easy to make your own cake with a marbled design, so it doesn’t really feel necessary anymore. If you’re still looking for a marble-boxed cake mix, Duncan Hines has one available called Signature Fudge Marble Cake Mix and Betty Crocker has one called Chocolate Swirl Cake Mix.

Is Marble Cake Mix Discontinued?

No. It hasn’t been discontinued. The flavor just isn’t as well-loved as it once was. However, Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker both still have marble cake mixes available if you’re desperately in search of one. They’re both affordable, easily accessible in most grocery stores, and absolutely delicious.

What is the Best Frosting For Marble Cake?

The most traditional frosting for marble cake is vanilla bean buttercream. This type of cake goes perfectly with vanilla bean buttercream and chocolate ganache. For the frosting, you’ll need 1 cup of butter, 3 cups of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, 1 tablespoon of vanilla bean paste, and a dash of salt.

  1. Now all you need to do is add the butter to a stand mixer and beat for around 1-2 minutes.
  2. At this point, you can add the powdered sugar and salt, and mix until just combined.
  3. Now you can turn the mixer to high and mix until the buttercream is fluffy and smooth.
  4. Add the vanilla paste and pour in the whipping cream and beat for a further few minutes.
  5. You now have the perfect frosting for a marble cake!

How Do You Decorate a Marble Cake?

I’ve found that just a simple vanilla bean buttercream and chocolate ganache work best with a marble cake. As the inside of the cake is so striking, it’s best to stick to a relatively traditional frosting such as vanilla or chocolate. However, if you’d like to be particularly adventurous, you could make a marbled buttercream to match your marbled cake!

Tips and Tricks for Making Marble Cake

It is best to finish it off with chocolate ganache or chocolate frosting. Moreover, you can substitute buttermilk with a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar whenever buttermilk is unavailable in your local supermarket. Also, make sure to measure all the ingredients precisely. Thus, it is ideal to use a kitchen scale to measure the dry ingredients, especially the all-purpose flour, accurately. In addition to that, it would be best if you spooned it into a cup. Remember to measure and then level it.

Additionally, you can store marble cake in the refrigerator for weeks. Furthermore, you can chill the cake layers in the freezer for around twenty minutes before you begin assembling your marble cake. Doing this makes it easier to frost and stack.

Tips and Tricks for Making Marble Cake

To ensure that the cake layers are fluffy and tender, mix the cake batter till the ingredients are well incorporated. Moreover, keep in mind that your cake pans should have an equal amount of cake batter, especially if you put a spoonful of batter in rounds. For this reason, put a spoonful of vanilla into each cake pan. Afterward, put a spoonful of chocolate into each cake pan. After that, repeat it till you have used up all your cake batter.

Before removing the cake from the cake pan, remember to let the cake cool on a wire rack for about thirty minutes. Hence, it will prevent the bottom of the cake from sticking to the cake pan.

How To Make Marble Cake With Cake Mix

If you want to achieve a cake with swirls of fudgy chocolate and soft vanilla, you should learn how to make marble cake with cake mix. It is an elegant cake that appeals to grown-ups and kids alike. In addition to that, it bakes excellently since it incredibly dissolves into the cake layers as it bakes, not to mention that the fudge provides a rich chocolatey taste into every bite you take. With that, satisfy yourself and your loved ones with a slice of marble cake with cake mix. Also, you might as well enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee whenever you need a quick snack.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How To Make Marble Cake With Cake Mix
Servings: 12 slices
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, grease and line with parchment paper the baking pan. After that, set it aside.
  • Afterward, place the cake mix in a bowl and whisk in with the salt and baking powder.
  • Next, put the butter in a bowl of a hand or stand mixer fitted with a wire whisk attachment. Afterward, cream the butter at medium-high speed, then gradually add the sugar and whisk until fluffy for about 2 minutes. After that, scrape down the sides and the bowl’s bottom as often as needed using a rubber spatula.
  • After that, slowly add the eggs one at a time at a low speed, then mix in the vanilla extract. Afterward, beat at medium-high speed till mixed. Then, as often as needed, scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl.
  • Next, place the mixer running on low speed and alternately add the cake mix and buttermilk in sequence. Make sure not to scrape the corners of the bowl thoroughly with your rubber spatula and avoid overmixing.
  • Afterward, scoop out 3/4 cup of the batter into another mixing bowl and mix in the cocoa powder. Then, pour the remaining batter into the greased and lined baking pan.
  • Next, grab a spoon and drip over the white batter’s top. Remember to swirl the chocolate batter into the white batter to incorporate it into a marble effect.
  • After that, place the baking pan in the preheated oven and bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Finally, remove from the oven and place in a wire rack to completely cool down.

Notes

  • It is best to finish it off with chocolate ganache or chocolate frosting. Moreover, you can substitute buttermilk with a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar whenever buttermilk is unavailable in your local supermarket. Also, make sure to measure all the ingredients precisely. Thus, it is ideal to use a kitchen scale to measure the dry ingredients, especially the all-purpose flour, accurately. In addition to that, it would be best if you spooned it into a cup. Remember to measure then level it.
  • Additionally, you can store marble cake in the refrigerator for weeks. Furthermore, you can chill the cake layers in the freezer for around twenty minutes before you begin assembling your marble cake. Doing this makes it easier to frost and stack.
  • To ensure that the cake layers are fluffy and tender, mix the cake batter till the ingredients are well incorporated. Moreover, keep in mind that your cake pans should have an equal amount of cake batter, especially if you put a spoonful of batter in rounds. For this reason, put a spoonful of vanilla into each cake pan. Afterward, put a spoonful of chocolate into each cake pan. After that, repeat it till you have used up all your cake batter.
  • Before removing the cake from the cake pan, remember to let the cake cool on a wire rack for about thirty minutes. Hence, it will prevent the bottom of the cake from sticking to the cake pan.
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