German Marble Cake


I remember a marble cake that our neighbor, a woman from Germany, baked.  It was one of the best marble cakes that I ever had.  It was very moist and rich in flavor.  I have tried many marble cake recipes and could never find one that could compare.  I started researching old, marble cake recipes, trying them one by one.  Never could find one that stood up to my memories of her cake.  Then I found some old, German cookbooks and tried the various recipes I found there.  Still, no success.  I finally decided to experiment on my own and finally found a mixture that could hold up to the memories of those cakes.


German Marble Cake

3 oz. bittersweet chocolate

1 1/4 cups milk

3/4 cup butter, room temperature

1 1/4 cups sugar     

1 tsp. almond extract

3 eggs

2 cups flour, all-purpose

1/4 cup potato flour

1/4 cup almond meal

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt



Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan or an angel food pan.  Combine chocolate and 1/4 cup milk in small saucepan. Over low heat, stir until chocolate melts. Let cool. Beat butter and sugar until creamy in large mixer bowl. Add almond extract and eggs, beating until well mixed.  Mix together flour, potato flour, almond meal, baking powder, and salt. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixer, alternately with 1 cup milk. Pour 2/3 of batter into pan. Add cooled chocolate mixture to remaining batter. Mix well. Spoon chocolate batter over plain batter in pan. Swirl a knife through batters to marble. Smooth top. Bake 60 – 65 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on wire rack about 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.  To serve, place cooled cake top side down on cake plate and dust with powdered sugar if desired.


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