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Marble Cake with Chocolate Buttercream


Marble Cake

  • 2 1/4 c enriched flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp BP
  • 1/2 tsp BSoda
  • A generous pinch of fine sea salt
  • 3/4 c unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 c sour cream
  • 1/2 c almond milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp almond essence
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder


  • 1 c unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c cocoa powder
  • Fine sea salt you want to balance the sugar, so adding a generous pinch at a time until it's delish balanced
  • 3 c icing sugar
  • Rich's frozen whipping cream defrosted, enough to make the cream reach spreading consistency

Chocolate Collar

  • 1 bag white choc chips
  • Yellow gel food coloring


  • Gumpaste food coloring, edible pen


  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
  • Beat in butter, followed with eggs, and sour cream
  • Cream in milk, followed with essences
  • Divide batter into 2, mix in cocoa powder into one
  • Drop batter into parchment lined pan and swirl into marble effect (8 inch pan, or 2 8 inch pan, or 3 6 inch pan - adjusting baking time)
  • Bake on preheated 325 F until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool to room temperature before slicing in center into bottom and top cake (if using only 1 8 inch pan)
  • Beat butter and cocoa, adding icing sugar a cup at a time and thin it with Rich's whipping cream until desired consistency (3 c icing sugar in total). Beat in salt now and then to balance the sweetness.
  • Spread cream on a cake then top with another layer. Cover the whole cake with left over cream
  • Melt chocolate and spread on clean bubble wrap, wait for 5 mins before attaching on side of cake. Chill til chocolate harden, then peel slowly and carefully
  • Color gumpaste and make decoration that are related to the game and attach them on the cake or of chocolate collar by melting a little chocolate