Me and marble cakes have a love/hate relationship.
I love ’em. They hate me.
It seems that I’m either over-zealous when it comes to swirling the dough and then there’s no pretty swirly-ness, just… mess. Or I’m careful and I barely touch the dough when swirling…. the result? Just mess. *sigh* I will master you one day, marble cakes. mark. my. words. *insert dark ominous tones here*
I alternated the chocolate/mocha and vanilla/walnut doughs and then stabbed the knife in, gave it one swirl and left it alone. I must admit that this is the most definitive marbling I’ve ever achieved, so I am a bit proud of myself. Next time, I won’t alternate the doughs and swirl once and see what I come up with!
Either way, this was fun and exciting and it was liked extremely well by the fiance’s co-workers. It prompted two of them to say “I wish my wife/girlfriend baked like this.” That’s the male equivalent of a compliment just in case you were befuddled there for a second 🙂
A big thanks goes out to Erin of When in Doubt… Leave it at 350 for choosing this one! Not only was it a hit, it was fun!! Head on over to her blog for the recipe. Then click here for some tips and pointers. Then click here for other bakers who baked this as well 🙂
Coming up next Tuesday: Swedish Visiting Cake on page 197
21 thoughts on “TWD – Mocha-Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake”
I’m really not an expert on marbling – but that looks pretty good to me! (if your fiance’s co-workers wish their partners would bake like that – I wish I could marble like that…)
I think your marbling looks absolutely perfect!! And that first picture with that chocolate dripping down from that cake made me drool!!
I think your marbled cake turned out pretty. Much better than I’ve ever done!
I’m glad your coworkers liked it. I had to grin when I read that some of them wished that their wives/girlfriends “baked like this.” That is a true compliment!
I am in love with your cake! Seriously, that last photo is so artistic. I think your swirling is great!
Marbling? Good. Chocolate puddle? Good. 🙂
I think your marbling came out well! no wonder it was enjoyed by the coworkers.
This looks so delicious. I had to smile at your relationship with marble cakes 🙂 Lovely blog, I shall be back soon. Lucie x
It is beautiful–I think you have a great ‘swirl’!
I think you are a wonderful marbler!! The cake looks gorgeous!!!
Yum!! This looks delicioso! I demand to try somethin of this nature. Anything with goopey chocolate is my friend (wif benefits!) Cuz you know… I eat it and… everything…
Hey! that swirl formation looks like a teacup! *looks away*
I think the marbling looks great! I, too, have struggled with it, but yours really does look fantastic.
great looking marbling! I love how moist this looks.
I think it looks fabulous, great marbling!
Oh yes, that pool of chocolate sauce looks fantastic – I drizzled chocolate on my cake too and it was delicious!! Marbling is hard for me too but we’ll get there eventually 🙂 I think your cake looks lovely!
The cake in the last picture….how did you make it so perfect? I feel your pain about the whole swirling process.
Those were nice compliments to receive, for sure! Nice job on the marbling! I also really like the full shot of the cake and that you can see the definition of the chocolate. Great job.
I think your cake looks gorgeous! I love the swirl. I’m going to have to try this cake again 🙂
Nice marbling! Looks yummy! I loved this cake.
Great job!!!! Your marbling almost looks like a heart 🙂
I think your cake looks fabulous! The chocolate sauce looks delicious. Great job!!
This looks amazing!