Decadent Fudge Marble Cake: A Sweet Indulgence

Hey there, my fellow foodies! Today, I have a super delicious recipe that will undoubtedly leave you wanting more: the Fudge Marble Pound Cake. This cake is a rich and moist dessert that blends the flavors of chocolate and vanilla to create an unforgettable experience.

Now, let me tell you why this cake is a must-try. Do you love moist and succulent cakes that leave your taste buds tingling with joy? Well, this fudge marble pound cake recipe will not disappoint! It incorporates two decadent flavors in one delicious masterpiece. Plus, the delightful swirls of fudgy chocolate and creamy vanilla make it look just as good as it tastes.

And the best part? This recipe is incredibly easy to make. You don’t need to be an experienced baker or chef to whip up this delicacy in your own kitchen. With just a few pantry staples and a Duncan Hines cake mix, you can create a signature fudge marble pound cake that everyone at your next dinner party will rave about.

So come on, join me in making this tasty and easy-to-make Fudge Marble Pound Cake. Your loved ones are sure to thank you for treating their taste buds to such blissful indulgence!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Fudge Marble Pound Cake
Fudge Marble Pound Cake

Listen up, my fellow food lovers! If you haven’t tried this fudge marble pound cake recipe yet, let me tell you why you’re missing out on one of the most delicious desserts out there.

First off, this cake recipe is incredibly easy to make. All you need is one package of Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Fudge Marble Cake Mix and a few simple ingredients like water, eggs, and vegetable oil. The best part? You don’t need any fancy baking skills to impress your friends and family with a stunning marble loaf cake.

But let’s talk about the main event – the flavor. This cake is a perfect blend of moist vanilla and rich chocolate flavors swirled together to create a signature fudge marble texture that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. The recipe includes a package of vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix which helps keep the cake moist and adds an extra layer of indulgence.

Not only is it delicious, but it also looks incredible. The chocolate and vanilla swirls create a stunning marbled effect that will make you look like a professional pastry chef without all the fuss.

But wait, there’s more! This pound cake is incredibly versatile. You can serve it as a dessert after dinner or for breakfast alongside your morning coffee. It pairs well with fresh berries, whipped cream or even a scoop of ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

So what are you waiting for? If you’re in the mood for a rich, moist and decadent dessert that will wow your friends and satisfy your sweet tooth, try the Duncan Hines Fudge Marble Pound Cake recipe today!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven in every bite.
A slice of heaven in every bite.

Let’s talk ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need to make this moist and delicious fudge marble pound cake:

  • 1 package Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Fudge Marble Cake Mix (1 pound 2.25 ounces)
  • 1 package Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling Mix (3.4 ounces)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup fudge marble (from the cake mix box)
  • Flour (for dusting the pan)

For the chocolate swirl:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons signature fudge topping (1978 Duncan Hines cake ad) or chocolate ganache

Note: All ingredients should be at room temperature before starting to bake.

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s follow the steps to create a delicious fudge marble pound cake!

The Recipe How-To

 So moist, you won't need a drink.
So moist, you won’t need a drink.

After sharing with you all the necessary details to make this mouthwatering fudge marble pound cake, let’s get straight into the how-to. You will need 1 package Duncan Hines Fudge Marble Cake Mix, 4 large eggs, 1 cup of water and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil for the cake base. Here’s how to make it:

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

First things first, preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) and adjust your rack to the center. Then, take out all the ingredients from your pantry that were listed in the ingredient list; that’s one package of Duncan Hines Fudge Marble Cake Mix, four large eggs, one cup of water, and one-third cup of vegetable oil.

Step 2: Combine and Mix

Next, lightly spray a 10-inch bundt pan with baking spray before coating it with flour. In a mixing bowl, combine Duncan Hines Fudge Marble Cake Mix with 1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla flavor pudding mix, four large eggs, and 1 cup of water. With the use of an electric mixer, mix everything together on low speed until combined – around 30 seconds.

After that period has elapsed, whisk in one-third cup vegetable oil to create a smooth batter. Once it’s ready, set aside one-half cup of it for the next step.

Step 3: Create swirls

Take the set-aside half-cup batter and mix it with packaged chocolate syrup – this creates a chocolate sauce that you’ll use later. Layer spoonfuls of both vanilla and chocolate batters alternatively over each other in your prepared medium-sized bundt pan.

Use a butter knife to run through these two layers and create swirls throughout the batter. Do not overdo because we want a beautiful marble effect- remember less is more in this situation.

Step 4: Bake and Cool

Once the bundt pan is filled and swirled with the batter, place the pan in your preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Once cooked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes before removing it from the pan by flipping onto a plate or cooling rack.

Step 5: Add finishing touches

After removing it from the pan, you’re ready to add some finishing touches to your delightful creation. You may choose to make a chocolate ganache topping to pour over your fudge marble pound cake. Or if you wish, serve this tasty treat as is!

That’s it! It’s that easy to create a beautiful homemade fudge marble pound cake. You’re now ready to sit down with a cup of tea or coffee, and indulge in this classic British dessert recipe.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect balance of chocolate and vanilla.
The perfect balance of chocolate and vanilla.

Are you ready to take this fudge marble pound cake recipe to the next level? Here are some substitutions and variations that will add a pinch of creativity to your baking!

If you want to jazz up the chocolate swirl, try using a different kind of chocolate cake mix. Betty Crocker and Pillsbury both have great options that would work well in this recipe. And why not experiment with some chocolate ganache on top for added richness?

If you’re looking to cut back on calories, consider substituting unsweetened applesauce for the vegetable oil in the batter. You’ll still get the moisture you need without all the extra fat.

For a twist on presentation, try making individual portions by baking the batter in muffin cups instead of a loaf pan. This would be great for a party or just as a grab-and-go snack.

And if you’re really feeling adventurous, why not try making a vanilla and chocolate swirl instead of just fudge marble? Divide the batter evenly into two bowls and add chocolate cake mix to one and vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix to the other. Alternate spoonfuls of each batter into your loaf pan and use a toothpick or skewer to swirl them together before baking. Voilà, a fancy new variation!

Remember, there’s no limit to what you can do with this recipe. Use these suggestions as inspiration or come up with your own unique twist!

Serving and Pairing

 This fudge marble pound cake is the champion of all desserts.
This fudge marble pound cake is the champion of all desserts.

Alright, hold on to your hats folks, ’cause this fudge marble pound cake is a real show-stopper. Once you take it out of the oven and let it cool down, you’re gonna be blown away by how soft, moist, and chocolatey it is. And don’t worry about feeling guilty for indulging in this sweet treat – I always say life is short, so why not enjoy some cake every once in a while?

Now, when it comes to serving and pairing this marble pound cake, you’ve got a few options. You could slice off a piece and enjoy it on its own (which is totally valid and delicious), or you could pair it with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an extra decadent dessert. Trust me, the contrast of the cold creaminess against the warm and rich cake will make your taste buds dance with joy.

If you want to mix things up a bit (pun intended), you can also serve this fudge marble pound cake alongside some fresh berries or sliced fruits. The acidity of the fruit will cut through the sweetness of the cake in a balanced and refreshing way that’ll keep you coming back for more.

And now, for the grand finale: pairing suggestions. If you’re feeling fancy and want to put together a full-on dessert spread (which I highly encourage), try pairing this marble pound cake with some hot cocoa or coffee for a comforting winter treat. Or, if you want to switch things up completely, serve this cake alongside some fruity cocktails – because hey, why not have dessert before dinner?

Alright folks, go forth and conquer that fudge marble pound cake like it’s nobody’s business. Who said baking was hard anyway?

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Eating this cake is like a warm hug from your grandma.
Eating this cake is like a warm hug from your grandma.

Now, if you’re like me, you want to make sure that every bite of your fudge marble pound cake is just as rich and delicious as the first. To help you out, I’ve put together some great tips for how to make this cake ahead of time, store it, and reheat it when you’re ready to enjoy!


If you want to prep your cake ahead of time, start by baking it as usual and letting it cool completely. Once it’s cool, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and pop it in the fridge for up to three days.


The best way to store your fudge marble pound cake is to keep it in an airtight container on the counter at room temperature. If you’ve sliced into the cake, be sure to cover any exposed areas with plastic wrap or foil to keep things fresh.


When reheating your cake, there are a few different methods you can try:

1. Microwave: Place a slice of cake on a microwave-safe plate and heat on high for about 10-20 seconds per slice.

2. Oven: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and wrap your cake tightly in foil before placing it in the oven. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

3. Toaster Oven: If you have a toaster oven, this is a great option for reheating slices of cake quickly and easily.

One last tip – if you want to up the ante on presentation when serving this delicious dessert recipe, drizzle some chocolate ganache over the top! Simply melt some chocolate chips and heavy cream or milk together in the microwave or on a double boiler, then let cool slightly before pouring over your cake.

With these tips in mind, I’m confident that your fudge marble pound cake will remain just as moist and delicious as when it was first made. So make it ahead of time, store it properly, and enjoy every last crumb!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The ultimate crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
The ultimate crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

Listen up, my fellow bakers! When it comes to baking a perfect Fudge Marble Pound Cake, attention to detail is the key. With these tips, I’ll teach you how to get that ideal cake every time.

First thing’s first, make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before you start mixing them together. This helps the batter mix evenly and creates a smoother consistency in the final product.

Secondly, it’s crucial to measure out each ingredient accurately using measuring spoons and cups. Small deviations in measurements can dramatically alter the taste and texture of your cake.

Next, opt for high-quality ingredients, especially when using pre-made mixes. I highly recommend Duncan Hines’ Moist Deluxe Fudge Marble Cake Mix for this recipe for its unparalleled flavor and texture.

When mixing together the water, eggs, and cake mix, be sure to whisk everything until it’s combined smoothly with no lumps. Additionally, when adding the instant pudding pie filling mixture and vegetable oil, make sure to mix them thoroughly into the batter before proceeding.

To create beautiful marbled swirls in your pound cake, take care to spoon dollops of chocolate batter onto the vanilla batter rather than swirling them in with a knife. This creates a rich signature fudge marble effect that is sure to impress your guests.

Before pouring the cake batter into your greased bundt pan, dust it with flour or use a baking spray with flour. This ensures easy marble loaf cake release after baking.

Lastly, when preparing the cake for serving, consider drizzling it with chocolate ganache or topping individual slices with whipped cream and fresh berries. These extra touches make for a truly memorable dessert experience.

Take these tips and put them into practice today. I guarantee they’ll take your Fudge Marble Pound Cake skills from good to great in no time!

Bottom Line

So there you have it, my fellow foodie! A delicious fudge marble pound cake recipe that will leave everyone wanting more. With its rich flavor and moist texture, this cake is perfect for any occasion. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also versatile enough for you to make your own unique variations.

Whether you’re a beginner baker or a seasoned pro, this recipe is guaranteed to impress you and your family. So go on then, give it a try and unleash your inner chef. Trust me when I say that once you sink your teeth into a slice of this delectable cake, you won’t be able to resist coming back for more.

And if anyone asks where you got this tasty recipe from, don’t forget to tell them about Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe Fudge Marble Cake Mix! With its signature fudge marble flavor and easy-to-follow instructions, it’s no wonder why people have been raving about this brand since 1978.

In conclusion, I hope this article has inspired you to take on the challenge of making your own fudge marble pound cake. Remember, the key to success is following the recipe with precision and experimenting with different variations until you achieve the perfect taste. Happy baking!

Fudge Marble Pound Cake

Fudge Marble Pound Cake Recipe

This makes two loaves...One for you.....The other for you too, it's so simple to put together and is delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 60 Mins, Brunch, Dessert, Potluck
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 1715.7kcal


  • 1 (18 ounce) package duncan hines moist deluxe fudge marble cake mix
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup club soda or 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil


  • Preheat oven to 350; grease& flour two 9X5X3 loaf pans.
  • Set aside cocoa packet from mix.
  • Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil in lge bowl; beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Measure 1 cup batter; place in small bowl and stir in contents of cocoa packet.
  • Spoon half the yellow batter into each loaf pan.
  • Spoon half the chocolate batter over yellow batter in each pan; run knife thru batters to marble.
  • Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Cool in pans 5 minutes; Loosen cakes from pans; invert onto cooling racks.


Serving: 1121g | Calories: 1715.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 249.9g | Protein: 21.2g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 14.3g | Cholesterol: 372mg | Sodium: 2564.1mg | Fiber: 7.4g | Sugar: 194g

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