The Perfect Party Pleaser – Marble Bundt Cake

Marble Bundt Cake

There’s nothing better than a moist, delicious cake to celebrate the birthday of a loved one! And this cake is my husband’s favorite. His birthday has already come and gone and this recipe has been sitting here waiting to be shared since April. Yeah, I know.. I’m a bit behind.

But I figured now was a good time to share this delicious recipe and maybe make a few alterations as we head into Fall. I’m thinking a little swirl of pumpkin instead of the chocolate would be a nice addition. And maybe a maple cream cheese icing? Mmmm…

If you’re looking for the perfect marble bundt cake for a party or just want to enjoy some delicious dessert, try this recipe. You won’t be disappointed! But don’t go easy in greasing your pan or else you might have to turn this cake into a trifle.

Marble Bundt Cake Ingredients

Marble Bundt Cake


  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 4 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Set aside to cool. Prep a bundt pan by greasing generously with butter and sifting a little flour inside to coat well.

Sift flour and baking powder in a wide bowl. Cream the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes at medium speed using an electric mixer. Add the eggs one at a time into the butter-sugar mixture until mixed thoroughly. Add the vanilla extract and mix.

Alternating, starting with the flour mixture, add flour and milk to the mix.

Add approximately half the white batter to the melted chocolate. Use a spatula and mix gently until combined.

Grab the bundt cake pan and alternate scoops of white and brown batter. If a swirl pattern is desired, take a large skewer or knife and gently swirl the batter together.

Marble Bundt Cake mix

Bake the cake for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the top rack or until a tooth-pick inserted into the center comes clean. If the cake looks as if it’s getting too brown, cover loosely with a foil tent.

Transfer the cake to a cooling rack and let it rest for about 15 minutes, then cool the cake to room temperature upside down on the rack. Unmold and frost with your favorite icing when cooled completely.

Serve and enjoy!

Marble Bundt Cake frosted

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  1. I have to admit that I’ve never made a cake from scratch before but your recipe looks easy and yummy so I may get brave and give it a try!

  2. Wow, that looks so good! There’s something extra impressive-looking about a bundt cake, too! I want to try this.

  3. I love carrot cake! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh goodness, this looks delightful! I want some! I think I will make this sooonsies!

  5. That looks amazing.

  6. drooling!!! Bookmarking for this weekend!!

  7. Yum! I’m partial to vanilla!

    I just got a bundt pan and it has Christmas trees on it. I need to make this. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks for making me drool over my keyboard before lunch. This looks so good. I pinned for later.

    I love red velvet cake the best.

  9. I am on a diet so this is kind of killing me, looks amazing though!

  10. Aline Grigorian says

    I love red velvet and chocolate cakes. Yum!

  11. Um… I have a slight super sweet tooth these days (as compared to my usual sweet tooth) and this looks absolutely amazing! I love cake and the marble aspect of this one… YES please!

  12. I’ve always wondered how to make the marble!! Yummy! And great photos too!

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