RLB Marble in Reverse

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This cake is about embracing contrasts. The vanilla and chocolate, harmonizing and complementing each other, the surprise of a chocolate cake with vanilla accents rather than the reverse. Of course, the overall popularity of chocolate as a cake flavor, at least in my house, was also a plus. It all began with eggs and vanilla in one bowl, and melted chocolate in another.

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That turned into two batters which were layered with each other in the pan, and smoothed before baking. Speaking of smoothing, this batter was super-smooth. It spread well in the pan, and it felt thick and creamy when I tasted it. I haven’t see baking spray with flour in my supermarket for a while, so I substituted regular baking spray and added flour myself. That might not have been the best idea.

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As you can see, it looks lovely in the pan, all mottled and properly cooked. And I waited for it to cool off, really I did! But something wasn’t right, and my poor cake suffered a grievous injury on the trip from pan to cooling rack. I did my best to patch it back together -thank goodness there was a glaze to help me hide the problem!

Glaze to the rescue!



It looks like a proper cake again, albeit an injured one.

But as the old saying goes, “the proof of the pudding (or the cake) is in the eating.” And this cake made good eating indeed!

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My daughter ate a piece last night, then returned to the table saying, “I was going to think about whether or not to have another piece, but who am I kidding!” as she helped herself.

6 thoughts on “RLB Marble in Reverse”

  1. BH

    Wow! Your cake looks really great!

    If you can’t use bakers joy I wonder how well the home-made bakers coating works?…

    1. I simply take butter or fat of your choice and mix it with flour and then brush the pan. I also, butter my pan very well and sprinkle flour or cocoa powder (for chocolate cake) flip the pan and tap it to get rid of access flour.

  2. Once upon a time, there was chocolate cake batter and yellow cake batter. They lived in two separate bowls until one day, they were introduced by a spoon…

    Lovely post! You cake looks beautifully marbled.

  3. What a great save! You cant tell it came out in 2 pieces. I cant get any spray with flour here so i just use spray oil with non stick tins or butter and flour with ordinary tins. Now I come to think of it maybe that’s why I only have one simple non-stick bundt tin.

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