Marble Cake NO.1

I have named this recipe Marble Cake No.1 because there is another marble cake that I usually make which I will blog next time I make it! & I know there are many more to bake & eat!!! I wanted tho try this one from a cookbook Seth bought for me & I was not disappointed…neither was he…

The cookbook is TRADITIONAL Jewish Baking by CARINE GOREN & the name of the recipe is Insanely Soft Marble Cake. I did not change a thing except i baked it in a tube pan…she recommends baking this cake in 3 loaf pans…I only have 2!!! & I didn’t want 3 loaf cakes..I wanted a beautiful cake in a tube pan to serve for dessert.

The cake was crumbly so it was kind of messy but it was delish. I made the cake parve as I used a none-dairy chocolate. The ingredients are simple & basic so everyone would most likely have the ingredients already in your fridge & pantry!

Thanks to CARINE GOREN for the recipe & my son Seth for buying me the book!

Here is the recipe ..from Carine Goren


For the batter

4 eggs, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup orange juice

1/4 cup water

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

For the chocolate 

3 1/2 oz dark chocolate, melted

1 tbsp vegetable oil


Optional…. icing sugar to sprinkle on the cooled cake if you want



Preheat oven to 350f    Grease a tube pan or 3 loaf cake pans

  1. Using a mixer, beat the eggs, sugar & vanilla on high-speed for 10 minutes. This will make the mixture so light in could & will see the volume has greatly increased as well, kind of looks like a mousse
  2. Now, lower the speed of the mixer to the lowest speed
  3. Slowly pour the oil in while the machine is running, but don’t hit the beaters with the oil otherwise it will splatter all over!
  4. Add the orange juice & water the same way that you added the oil
  5. Scrape down the sides if needed
  6. Mix the baking powder into the flour
  7. Add the flour & baking powder to the mixer & mix well on slow speed until the batter is smooth
  8. Put 3/4 of the batter into the pan …if you are using 3 loaf pans, divide the 3/4 of the batter evenly among them
  9. Mix the melted chocolate & the oil together
  10. Spoon the chocolate batter over the white batter & using a knife, swirl the chocolate batter into the white batter creating a marble effect….***for some reason most of my chocolate batter was at the bottom of the cake..but ha   no one seemed to mind
  11. Bake the tube pan for 55-60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean…If you are using the loaf pans, bake for 40-45 minutes until a tester comes our clean… always check your cakes by looking through the window …do not open the door if you want to see how a cake is doing…. a couple of tips that I know.. when you start to smell a cake, then it is close to being done & also when a cake is ‘quite’…if you take a cake out of the oven & you listen to it..& if the cake is isn’t done completely.. i always listen to it before I take it out of the oven… & of course check it with a toothpick or cake tester
  12. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack until it is cool enough to turn our safely…so the side of the cake pan is not is a delicate cake & you do not want it to break. When it is cool, turn it out of the pan & let cool completley on a wire rack
  13. Dust with icing sugar before serving if you looked pretty, but the cake has to be completely cool before you do this




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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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