marble cake

Marble Cake

Submitted by Mrs. John A. Rhodes, Dayton, Va.

White part:

!/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

2 1/2 cups cake flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup sweet milk

4 egg whites

1 tsp vanilla

Cream shortening. Add sugar gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy.

Sift flour; measure and add salt and baking powder. Sift again.

Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk and flavoring

Beat thoroughly after each addition. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.

Dark part:

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar

4 egg yokes

1/2 cup molasses

2 cups cake flour

1 tsp soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp salt

1 tsp each of cinnamon and cloves

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 cup sour milk

Cream shortening. Add sugar gradually and beat until fluffy. Add molasses and egg yolks. Beat until thoroughly blended.

Sift flour: measure and add soda, salt and spices. Sift again. Add dry ingredients alternately with sour milk. Beat thoroughly after each addition.

Drop alternate spoonfuls of each batter into large, greased tube pan so as to make a marbled effect.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Makes a very large cake.

This cake will not keep unless it is under lock and key!


This cake was a bit time consuming. Make sure you read through everything, and have enough time to complete it……I was a bit time crunched on the cooling and frosting end of things. This cake was a tad dry, don’t over bake.  A great cake for a crowd of people… it served at least 15 happy celebrating friends. I think it would be better as a layer cake with some frosting in the middle; two 9 inch pans would be perfect. Lastly, I think it would be great with milk or coffee……we had ours with beer and that seemed to work out just fine!

This is where tragedy strikes and I need to admit I have no pictures of the finished cake! Sometimes I totally forget because I am excited about whatever event is going on! I mean it was my guys birthday after all………

Creamy Cocoa Frosting

Submitted by Sarah M. Gehman, Bally, Pa.

1/4 cup vegetable shortening

3 Tbsp cocoa

3 cups powdered sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1tsp vanilla

1/4 cup strong coffee

Blend shortening, salt and vanilla together.

Sift cocoa and powdered sugar and add to mixture alternately with coffee.

Stir until creamy and spread on cake.

Rich and delicious!!!!

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