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Marble Bundt Cake

  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices


This moist and delicious Marble Pound Cake is easy to make with basic ingredients.


1 cup butter, softened at room temperature

2 cups granulated sugar

6 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1 cup sour cream

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Chocolate Glaze:

2 tbsp. butter

1/2 cup chocolate chips (semisweet)

3 tbsp. tbsp. of milk (or more until spreadable consistency)

1 cup powdered sugar


  1.  In a large mixing bowl, or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together granulated sugar and butter until light and fluffy
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing for 30 seconds after each addition.

  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together all-purpose flour and baking powder.
  4. Add the flour mixture, vanilla extract and sour cream to the butter mixture. Gently fold in until combined.
  5. Spoon half of the batter in a greased Bundt cake pan.
  6. To the remaining batter, add in the unsweetened cocoa powder and stir just until combined.
  7. Spoon the chocolate mixture on top of the vanilla batter in the Bundt pan.
  8. Using a knife, swirl the two batters together to create a marbled effect.
  9. Bake in 325°F oven for 50 to 60 minutes until tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
  10. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack. 
  11. For Glaze: In a small saucepan, over low-medium heat, melt butter and chocolate chips stirring occasionally until melted being careful not to overheat the mixture. 
  12. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar, beating until well combined. Add additional powdered sugar until spreadable or pourable consistency is achieved.
  13. Spread or pour over top of cake. To frost the entire cake, make a double batch of the glaze. 



If you want to frost the entire cake, you will need to make a double batch of the Chocolate Glaze. Otherwise, the glaze will be poured over the top of the cake and drip down the sides. Both are delicious - it will depend on how much frosting that you want for the cake.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 563
  • Sugar: 49.6 g
  • Sodium: 57.3 mg
  • Fat: 25.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 77.7 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 145.7 mg

Keywords: Cake, Bundt Cake, Dessert