Sour Cream Pound Cake with Chocolate Marble

Five O'Clock Tea, by Mary Cassatt

Five O'Clock Tea, by Mary Cassatt


My friend Merrily gave me this recipe over 35 years ago. It’s absolutely wonderful and would be perfect with either tea or coffee. My husband thinks that an icy glass of milk is the only suitable drink for cake, pie or cookies.
( Posted below this one is the half recipe which is just right for a loaf pan.)

Sour Cream Pound Cake with Chocolate Marble
(Full recipe – fits tube pan or bundt pan)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place oven rack to center.
2 3/4 c. sugar
1 c. butter
6 eggs
1 1/2 t. vanilla
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3 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. soda
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1 c. sour cream
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1/3 c. cocoa powder (not the drink mix)

1. Pour sugar into mixer.
2. Soften the butter, but do not melt. Add.
3. Break the eggs, 1 at a time into a separate bowl, then add to the mixture. It’s just too difficult to try to get chips of eggshell out of the mixer.
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4. Cream together until light and fluffy.
5. Add vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
6. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt and soda.
7. Add about a c. of flour mixture to batter, beat until well mixed.
8. Add about 1/3 c. of sour cream, mixing well.
9. Keep alternating until all the ingredients (except cocoa) have been added.
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10. Set aside 1 c. of batter into a small mixing bowl. Add cocoa & mix thoroughly.
11. Oil or Pam baking pan.
12. Spoon about 1/2 of batter into baking pan.
13. Spoon chocolate mixture on top.
14. Add remaining batter.
15. To marble, use a table knife and drag once around the batter.
16. Bake at 350 on middle rack. (This one took 1 1/2 hours.) Keep checking after 1 hour. Use toothpick test when it looks done.
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17. Let cool slightly and turn over onto serving plate. Absolutely needs no icing.
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Half Recipe
1 1/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
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1 1/2 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. soda
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1/4 c. cocoa powder (not drink mix)

Directions same as above. Use loaf pan.

*updated January 18, 2012

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Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace

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9 Comments

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9 responses to “Sour Cream Pound Cake with Chocolate Marble

  1. JoJo

    Nice Impressionism! ๐Ÿ™‚ I thought we kept charged batteries in the camera case. Bye Lovey Dovey!

  2. I love to bake with sour cream and the chocolate marble sounds wonderful. THANKS!!! for sharing this GREAT!!! recipe. Geri

  3. My husband has issued a moratorium on baked goodies in our home. I’d sure love to have a bite of that, though!

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  5. louise

    Recipe does’nt say how much sour cream you need.Id like to know so I can try the recipe.

    • Oh, my goodness – I left that out!

      This recipe calls for a total of 1 c. sour cream – which is added in thirds, alternating with the flour mixture.

      I apologize for the omission and thank you for alerting me.

  6. louise

    thanks Carla.Now just let me know ablout the sour cream for 1/2 cake version.Wouls it be 1/2 cup.Thanks again

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