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Use this recipe for our Brown-Sugar Marble Wedding Cake.

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Ingredients

Brown-sugar batter (makes 5 cups)

White batter (makes 6 cups)

Directions

  • Make brown-sugar batter: Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl; set aside. Stir vanilla into milk; set aside. Beat butter and brown sugar in a mixer bowl on medium-high until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour; mix just until combined.

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  • Make white batter: Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl; set aside. Stir vanilla into milk; set aside. Beat butter in a mixer bowl on medium-high until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add granulated sugar in a steady stream; beat until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes more. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour; mix just until combined.

  • Continue white batter: Using a clean mixer bowl, whisk egg whites just until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of whites into batter to lighten. Gently fold in remaining whites in two additions.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour 2 pans for each tier. Creating a checkerboard pattern, drop each batter by 1/4-cupfuls into pan.

    Batter amounts for each tier
    6-inch tier: 2 1/2 cups each brown-sugar and white batters (1 1/4 cups each per pan)
    8-inch tier: 5 cups each brown-sugar and white batters (2 1/2 cups each per pan)
    10-inch tier: 6 1/2 cups each brown-sugar and white batters (3 1/4 cups each per pan)

    Repeat with opposite pattern as a second layer. Swirl batter with a knife to create a marble effect.

  • Bake until cakes are set and a tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes, depending on size of cake. Let cool in pans 15 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.

Reviews

15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0