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Marble Bundt Cake Recipe

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You know those desserts that your Mom or Grandma or Nona or Aunt bake and bring to every single family gathering? This is my Mom’s. She has been making this marble bundt cake recipe for as long as I can remember. I am pretty sure the free form bundt cake pan that hipsters now use to decorate their kitchen walls with next to their straw baskets, is her most used baking pan.

We’re talking over 30 years of bundt cakes.

Easy and Classic Marble Bundt Cake Recipe

This is such a super easy marble pound cake recipe that it’s foolproof. But if you can’t do this, you can always resort to hanging your bundt cake pan as decor if you try and fail.

I don’t judge. Like I have a serious love / hate relationship with everyone’s beloved cast iron pans. It’s been in the basement and back more times than I care to admit. One day I love it, the next day it’s ready to be used a giant paperweight. Most of my casseroles are made in an enamel iron one because it’s so much easier.

My mom texted me her recipe and I am totally going to admit she baked this one. Why? Because she came to visit. See the first sentence? That’s how this works in every European culture. You bring food everywhere you go.

And I cook a lot but at the end of the day, my cooking and baking will never match the level of my Mom’s. So if it ain’t broke, I am happy to share her versions.

I know that the online dessert world is filled with different recipes, so thank you for taking the time to try this one. I only really learned how to cook and bake after I was well into my 30’s. Pretty sure that the first time I made spaghetti I was 25.

But if Julia Child didn’t enroll in Culinary School until she was 37, it’s never too late to try your hand at this.

Marble Bundt Cake Recipe

A tasty, and super easy Marble Bundt Cake Recipe


  • 3 Cups of All Purpose Flour

  • 1 Cup of Sugar

  • 1 Cup of Vegetable Oil

  • 1 Cup of Milk

  • 3 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp of Vanilla

  • 3 heaping tsp of Cocoa Powder

  • 6 eggs


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease and lightly flour a bundt cake pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, on a low speed, beat eggs, with sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time.
  • Slowly add and mix in your oil.
  • Start adding your flour, alternating with milk.
  • Then add in your vanilla.
  • Pour 3/4 of the batter into the cake pan.
  • In the bowl with the 1/4 remaining batter, add in cocoa powder and mix again.
  • Pour the cocoa batter on top of the vanilla batter. It will sink in on its own while it is baking in the oven.
  • Bake for 60 mins. Test with a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean. Let cool and then enjoy!

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1 Comment

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    Adelaida Moran
    January 19, 2024 at 1:57 pm

    Loved this recipe, only thing is in the directions the baking powder was not added. I googled and said I could add it in after which I did. It was simple and delicious.

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