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Author Notes: Recently I discovered this recipe in my mother's album of her favorites. It originated with our neighbor, Regina, who was a Czech refugee who had endured and survived Hitler's death march, moved to New York City after the war and then became a mail order bride to a chicken farmer who lived next to us in Petaluma.She was a fabulous cook and baker. I don't think I can remember a time that this marble cake was not on her counter ready for us to sneak a slice. —dymnyno
Makes 1 cake
- 3/4 cup Crisco or butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups sifted flour
- 3 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon orange extract(or vanilla)
- 2 tablespoons chocolate( unsweetened cocoa powder)
- Mix the butter, sugar, milk, flour, baking powder and orange extract together.
- Add the eggs, one at a time and mix well.
- Put one third of the batter in another bowl and add the chocolate and mix thoroughly.
- In a tube or bundt pan,(I recommend a tube pan because you can put a knife around the cake to make sure it doesn't stick after you take it out of the oven) put a layer of half of the white batter. Then pour in all the chocolate batter, and then, the rest of the white batter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for an hour and check for doneness.
- Remove from pan. Regina never frosted her cake , nor do I.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Family Recipe, Part 2
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Family Recipe
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Holiday Confection