Marvelous Marble Cake Tips
What is marble cake made of?
Marble cake is made of two differently flavored, color-contrasting cake batters that, prior to baking, are swirled together in the pan to produce a pretty, decorative, "marble" effect. Typically, one of the cake flavors is vanilla, while the other flavor can vary, like in our Cherry-Chocolate Marble Cake
, Red Velvet Marble Cake
or Strawberry Marble Cake
How long can you keep marble cake?
Marble cake can be kept at room temperature for up to 4-5 days when stored in a cake container or cake dome. Gently press a piece of plastic wrap up against slices, exposed cake to keep it from drying out. You can also freeze your cake
(frosted or unfrosted) for up to three months.
Why does my marble cake crack?
What a bummer! When cake layers crack, this usually is an indicator that they've been baked at too high a temperature, as they are quickly baking from the outside in. Make sure that you check the accuracy of your oven by using an oven thermometer
. Cakes may also crack when they are baked in incorrectly-sized pans. Be sure you are using the correct pan mentioned in the recipe before you begin. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant