Cherry Chocolate Marble Cake

This pretty, delicious, moist cake is a favorite with family and friends.

Yield

10 servings

Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups granulated (white) sugar
3 eggs
6 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
6 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries, drained
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
confectioners' (powdered) sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the cherry juice, water and extract; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Mix just until combined.

Divide batter in half. to one portion, add cherries and walnuts; mix well. To the second portion, add chocolate; mix well. Spoon half of the cherry mixture into prepared fluted tube pan. Cover with half of the chocolate mixture. Repeat layers.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes; remove from pan to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners; sugar if desired.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 572, Fat 28 g (Saturated Fat 14 g), Cholesterol 114 mg, Sodium 578 mg, Carbohydrate 72 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 9 g.

Recipe Courtesy Of

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