{Secret Recipe Club} Marble Cake with White Chocolate Glaze

It’s month two for me and the Secret Recipe Club. Last month was so much fun. I loved seeing what everyone made and finding so many new great recipes and blogs!
What is the Secret Recipe Club? If you missed my Mt. Bachelor Bars from last month you’re missing out! then I’d better tell you about it.  Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin (awesome blog!) started this great club.  We are assigned a blog each month (a different one each month) and have to make something from that blog and write a post about it.  Fun, right?  Well the response has been crazy so Amanda got some help from Tina from Mom’s Crazy Cooking (another one of my favorite blogs!)  So now Tina is our host.  Thanks Tina!  =o)
My original blog I was assigned backed out of the club at the last minute so I was reassigned to a new blog.  Can I just say how happy I am that my new assigned blog is Sheryl’s blog, Lady Behind the Curtain.  I love her blog!!!  This wasn’t a new discovery for me.  I’ve been a follower of her blog for sometime so finding a recipe I wanted to make?  Piece of cake (no pun intended.)  =o)  I was waffling between her amazing Caramel Banana Cake Roll, her Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Squares (um, yes please!) and this delicious Marble Cake with White Chocolate Glaze.  I knew my kids would LOVE this cake and gobble it up so I decided on this recipe to make.
Oh my gosh!  Delicious!!!
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* 1 3/4 cup cake flour (not self rising)
* 2 tsp. baking powder
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1 cup sugar
* 3 large eggs, room temperature
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 2/3 cup buttermilk, room temperature
* 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
* 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Generously butter a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and set aside.
Whisk together the cake flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes.)  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined.  Add vanilla.  Add the flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the buttermilk and ending with the flour.
Set aside about 1/3 of the batter.
In a bowl, mix the cocoa powder and boiling water until smooth.  Add the cocoa to the reserved cake batter and stir until combined.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, alternating colors.  Make it look kind of like this.

To marble, run a knife through the batter in a swirling motion.  Don’t swirl too much or else you’ll just mix it all together.

Bake for 40 – 50 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Turn cake out of the pan and cool on a cooling rack until cool.
White Chocolate Glaze Frosting:
* 3/4 cup powdered sugar
* 2 Tbsp. milk
* 2 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled.
In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and milk.  Add the melted chocolate and mix until smooth.  If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar, too thick, add more milk.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.  Yeah right.  Like it lasted 3 days in my house.  Not even close.  My kids loved it!!!
Amazing, right?
Secret Recipe Club
Here are the other fantastic bloggers in today’s reveal. I can’t wait to check them all out!
I’m also linking to the parties on my sidebar.
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  1. That is a great looking marble. Your helpers look so glad to be in the kitchen making CAKE! SRC is so much fun.

  2. This marble cake looks so delicious and a great project for the kids to help with. Great SRC pick.

  3. Thank you so much for the sweet write up. I’m glad you (and your kids) liked the Marble Cake It looks awesome! I love that the kids helped.
    Have a GREAT Week!

  4. This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  5. Stopping by from group B…so fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Great Post! This marble cake looks so fun to make and delish!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to drop by my blog and check out my SRC recipe this month: Avocado Omelet

  6. love this concept, going to check it out today….Going to find your FB page too did not know you had one. I have been out of blogland for a while:)

  7. Love your two helpers, aren’t kids in the kitchen the best thing ever. I also love that you showed how to easy marble the cake, not so scary now.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  8. I love Sheryl’s blog too – great recipe selection! You have some wonderful helpers 🙂

    I’m new to the SRC this month. I hope you’ll stop by and pay me a visit.


  9. Something simple, yet delicious!


  10. Erin, that cake looks fabulous and the kiddos – gorgeous as always. Have a great week ahead!

  11. This looks so beautiful and that glaze just looks perfect.

  12. I have to try this method! It looks great 🙂

  13. excellent looking cake. I like how the colours swirl together.

  14. Love that you cook with your kids too. Whenever I’m assigned my new blog, at least two of them are on either side of me, with at least another standing behind me while we ooooh, ahhhh and decide what we want to make.
    Your choice this month was perfect – it looks SO awesome and I can tell it tasted great!

  15. Such a gorgeous cake! Love the marbling! You’ve got some cutie helpers too 🙂

    Thanks for checking out my SRC post! Great to be in the group with you.

  16. Yum! Looks great — I’m loving SRC, so many new recipes to try!

  17. Mmm, this looks so delicious – as usual! I loved looking through your blog, I’m so glad I was assigned to you this month 🙂

  18. This is one fabulous looking cake! I love SRC – so much fun to try new stuff! Great pick!

  19. This cake look absolutely amazing and I love your helpers!!LOL

  20. This cake looks delicious! Love the way it looks in the pan!!! Your helpers are so cute!! Visiting from SRC!

  21. Oh Erin..I am still drooling!! This looks so delicious!! Thanks for some great pictures. Love the helpers. They are adorable!

  22. What a great crew of helpers you have! They must be proud of the lovely marbling job on the cake. Looks wonderful!

  23. WOW, What an amazing looking cake!

    And thank you for being a part of the SRC with me (group b). I am excited and looking forward to next month too!

    Here is what I posted this month: Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Pot Pie

  24. Oh wow Erin! This looks incredible. My husband loves marble cake. I will have to make this for sure. I am so happy I visited your blog today. Two more great recipes bookmarked…thanks:)

  25. Fab looking marble cake!

  26. It does look amazing!!!! YUM!

  27. BEAUTIFUL cake!! You marbled this perfectly…it looks amazing!

  28. I love the look of this marbled bread Erin! Your assistants are doing a great job!

  29. What a beautifully marbled cake! Nice pick for the SRC =)

  30. Looks like a heavenly cake! Fun being in the Secret Recipe Club with you. I baked up tarts this month for Group C http://su.pr/2rtACr

  31. The SRC really is so much fun and your marble cake is gorgeous!