This marble cake SWIRLS ITSELF and it is so soft and fluffy with buttermilk in the batter!  

I LOVE IT!   Very easy to make too!  

I got this wonderful recipe from my dear friend Joan D. who is an excellent baker and cook who, like me, loves baking from scratch. She makes this beautiful cake in a standard size bundt pan and drizzles the top with a chocolate ganache. That is a really delicious way to serve it! I actually love it plain!

This recipe is a small, 6-serving size cake made in a 7-inch tube or Bundt pan.

Use the easy slider to double the recipe for a standard tube or Bundt size cake!   

See pictures how to make it in the slideshow below. 


Vanilla Fudge Marble Cake~Soft and Fluffy!
This Marble Cake swirls itself! It is soft and fluffy with buttermilk in the batter. I LOVE IT! So easy to make too! Doubled it makes a standard Bundt size cake.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 354


  • 7-inch Tube Pan or Bundt Pan


  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½+⅙ cup buttermilk
  • 1⅜ cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup chocolate syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Spray or grease a small 7-inch tube or Bundt pan.
  • With a mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract together.
  • Beat in the egg and buttermilk.
  • On low speed, mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Reserve 1 cup of the batter aside. Pour the remaining batter into the prepared pan.
  • Add the chocolate syrup to the reserved batter. Mix well.
  • Pour the chocolate batter over the vanilla batter in the pan. DO NOT swirl or mix it.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then invert it onto a serving plate.


VARIATION:   You can drizzle a chocolate ganache over the top of the cake if you’d like.
Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg

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