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Chocolate Peppermint Marble Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords chocolate peppermint marble cake, marble cake, moist marble cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 406 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 3 t baking powder
  • 3/4 cup Minerva Dairy unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk or 1/2 whole milk & 1/2 half n half
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 t soda

Chocolate Ganache

  • 6 oz dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bundt pan very well.
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. Cream butter, sugar and 2 T milk until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Beat egg whites one at a time into mixture.
  5. Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture alternately with remaining milk.
  6. Add vanilla extract.

  7. Divide batter into 2 equal parts and place in separate bowls.
  8. Add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract to one batter.

  9. Melt chopped chocolate in a microwave safe dish in 30 second increments, stirring in-between, until smooth and completely melted.
  10. Add baking soda to chocolate then pour into batter that does not contain peppermint extract.
  11. Drop by spoonfuls into greased and floured pan alternating the chocolate and white batters.
  12. Bake for 50 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
  13. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes then invert onto wire rack and let cool completely.
  14. Once cool, make chocolate ganache.
  15. Warm heavy whipping cream, just below boiling stage, then add to finely chopped dark chocolate. Stir until smooth and chocolate is completely melted.
  16. Drizzle over cake. Immediately sprinkle crushed candy canes on top of hot ganache then let cool.

Recipe Notes

Tips for Baking A Perfect Moist Marble Cake

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peppermint Marble Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 105mg4%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 471IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.