Oma's German Marble Cake Recipe -
Oma's German Marble Cake Recipe
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Oma's German Marble Cake

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"Easy to make, grandma's German marble cake is a family favorite"

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Original recipe makes 1 (10-inch) tube pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Continue beating for 10 minutes.
  3. Gradually stir in flour, alternating with splashes of milk, until all of the flour and milk are mixed in. Stir in baking powder.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites. Fold egg whites into batter.
  5. Reserve 1/4 of the batter, and pour the rest into a greased, floured tube pan.
  6. Mix cocoa into the remaining 1/4 of the batter. Then turn into tube pan, and fold under with a fork to produce a marbled appearance.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2007

Very yummy! Not dry at all. I changed a few things. I lessened the flour to 3 cups, added 1 tsp. vanilla and added 1 more tbsp. baking cocoa. I didn't mix it for 10 minutes, I just watched until it turned lighter coloured. I used a bundt pan, greased and floured it. Baked it for 50 minutes. No problem coming out of the pan. Added a dusting of powdered sugar. Very similar to my mom's but this one wasn't dry :) Absolutely will make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2007

The cake from this recipe is dry,not so sweet and I can taste the eggs,(Yuck) perhaps if it had other ingredients like chocolate chips, something sweet, or even a glaze over the top to liven it up some, this recipe might be a bit better. As another reviewer mentioned,I also had a VERY hard time getting it out of my pan.


34 Ratings

Nov 21, 2006

This recipe is definitely a keeper. A very light an fluffy cake. I added vanilla extract to the white batter and unsweetened cocoa powder to chocolate batter to taste because I wanted more flavor, but the texture of the cake is perfect.

Mar 21, 2006

This cake was very easy to make and it was delicious. I wou;d add some orange or lemon oil in order to make the taste of the none chocolate dough more interesting. Thumbs up for this one!

Mar 18, 2007

Very good cake. For the reviewer who said it is very dry, that is how the German cakes (kuchen) bake. My German MIL bakes home made cakes all the time, this is how they come out. Thanks for the recipe.

Jun 21, 2007

I've made this cake about 6 or 7 times now & it turns out better every time I do it! Perfect for birthday parties for young & those of us slightly older!?!

Apr 07, 2009

This recipe is excellent. Just the right amount of moisture. My mother, who used to have authentic German marble cake all the time, says that it reminds her of home.

Nov 12, 2007

The taste was OK but nothing spectacular. I followed the recipe exactly but it just did not have the taste I expected. I will not try this one again.


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  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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