Chocolate-Yellow Marble Cake


There's a long list of things I'd like to try in the kitchen at least once in my life. I want to make flatbread from scratch, tur-duck-en, egg noodles like I grew up with, desserts that look like other kinds of food and fudge in every possible flavor imaginable. Making and baking a marble cake was on that list, too, but now I can scratch it off. And it's so much easier than I thought it would be. 


I chose yellow and chocolate cake batters and prepared them according to the box directions. Then I scooped each batter into an 8-inch round cake pan, alternating colors so there were six scoops in each pan. One top of each batter I scooped the opposite color, making two layers in opposite colors, then added a third layer alternating again, using up the last of the batter.


And, seriously, all it takes to make the marble effect is dragging a butter knife all the way through the batter from side to side. These beautiful, feathery swirls bake into a gorgeous marble cake. The two cake mixes make two cakes, and they bake according to the box instructions. Now think of all the flavor and color combinations you could make for different occasions. What cake mixes do you have in your pantry right now?

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