Marble in Reverse Bundt Cake

Marble in Reverse Bundt Cake from The Cake Bible - the usual mostly yellow with chocolate marble is flipped on its head in this bundt cake. Heat and convection give it great stripes without marbling the batters together.

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SUMMARY – the usual mostly yellow with chocolate marble is flipped on its head in this bundt cake. Heat and convection give it great stripes without marbling the batters together.

From My Big Fat Greek Wedding:

Maria Portokalos: It’s a cake! I know! Thank you! Thank you very, very much.
[whispering to Aunt Freida]
Maria Portokalos: There’s a hole in this cake!

melted-chocolate

I think if Mrs. Miller had brought this cake to the Portokalos house, they might have been more impressed! Of course it may have been overshadowed by the roast lamb on a spit, baklava and ouzo.

wet-ingredientsI certainly liked this cake.

dry-ingredients

The batter was smooth and creamy and tasty both with and without the chocolate.

adding-butter

But was messed me up a bit was the layering.

yellow-batter

I wasn’t clever like Marie and put the pan on the scale to measure out the batter.

adding-chocolate

And it took me forever to spread the different batter layers out.

ready-to-assemble

I got nervous because Rose said to be quick. I wasn’t so quick!

first-batter-layer

I ended up with not enough chocolate batter at the top. Or the bottom?

adding-layersThe cake came out great anyway!

last-layer

The layering was really beautiful – I thought I had messed it up. But it worked!

whole-bundt

I brought some to the neighbors and over to the corner store. Everyone was very appreciative.

piece-of-cake

I will make this again. But I will try these in my mini-bundt pans. I’ll just put the batter in pastry bags.

cut-bundt-cake

This post is part of the Alpha Bakers bake-along. It’s an online project where a group of food bloggers bake our way through The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum.

Most of the recipes made during this project will not be shared. If you see something amazing and want to know about the recipe please let me know. You might want to get the book for yourself, or at least check it out from your local library before deciding.

6 comments

  1. Your cake, besides looking good, looks like the chocolate and white are fairly even. I wonder how to really get a chocolate cake with just a bit of white to really stand out.

    1. Mendy – I think a way to get really thin white/yellow layers would be using a pastry bag with a wide ribbon tip. That way you could better control placement and create thin layers throughout the cake. I may be trying that if I make mini bundt cakes. I will share pictures if I do.

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