Marble Cake – Tender and moist chocolate and vanilla cake are swirled together to make this delicious, from-scratch marble cake.
Happy New Year, friends! It’s officially 2020 and what better way to kick off the new year than with cake! This post is long overdue, but I’m excited to finally have it up for you today.
Last month, Westin turned 11! I haven’t quite gotten over the fact that I’ve been a mom for 11 years now, and I certainly haven’t gotten over the fact that this handsome kid is nearly a teenager! Someone please slow down time 🙂
For this year’s cake, Westin requested a marble cake with peanut butter frosting. I actually made him this cake a few years ago but never posted about it. Not sure why that was. Anyway, I’m glad he loved it so much that he asked for it again and that I get to share it with you.
As most of you already know, a classic marble cake is made up of chocolate and vanilla cake swirled together. If you want to go super traditional, you’d actually use more vanilla cake batter and swirl it with chocolate cake batter. For my cake, I did equal parts chocolate and vanilla cake batter.
Super Moist Cake
I used my favorite chocolate cake recipe and my go-to vanilla cake recipe. The chocolate cake is rich, moist and perfect for any occasion and any flavor pairing. Note that it’s a dark chocolate cake, so if you’d like a lighter chocolate flavor, feel free to use a regular cocoa powder in place of the dark cocoa powder. The color and flavor will be a bit lighter than what you get in my dark chocolate cake. The vanilla cake has a nice buttery flavor to it. Both cakes are super moist and delicious on their own and even better together!
Peanut Butter Buttercream
For the buttercream, Westin specifically requested my Peanut Butter Buttercream. I don’t blame him! It’s one of those frostings that you’ll want to spoon into your mouth right out of the mixing bowl. It’s one of my all-time favorites and pairs beautifully with the chocolate and vanilla cakes.
You’ll notice, however, that I’m not adding the peanut butter buttercream below in the recipe. I think this cake stands alone. I also think it can be paired with so many different frostings, that I want to give you the option of picking your favorite. I’ll link several below.
Cake Scraper Design
And before we get to the recipe, how about a quick sneak peek at one of the new scraper designs I’ll be coming out with soon on Shop.CakebyCourtney.com.
I love the understated detail it adds to the cake!
- Vanilla Buttercream
- Caramel Buttercream
- Chocolate Buttercream
- Peanut Butter Buttercream
- Cream Cheese Buttercream
- Strawberry Buttercream