| Recipes |

Decadent Marble Cake with Crumb Topping

Food And Prop Styling By  Renee Muller Photography By Moshe Wulliger

Decadent Marble Cake with Crumb Topping 

When I tasted this cake, I knew I needed to get hold of the recipe! It's originally from my cousin’s sister-in-law, and I made a few signature changes. I add coffee to everything cocoa and I did away with some of the sugar. I don’t like to use margarine, so I tried the recipe with three different replacements. I substituted the margarine with coconut oil, and although I loved it, my family didn’t go for the added coconut flavor. Using oil didn’t do justice to the crumbs on the top. I finally tried Betterine, and I knew I'd found a winner. 


  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1½ sticks (¾ cup) margarine
  • ¾ cup oil, divided
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp coffee granules dissolved in 3½Tbsp hot water
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large bowl, place flour, sugars, margarine, ½ cup oil, and cinnamon; mix to combine. Remove 1½ cups of crumbs for the topping and set aside. Add eggs, juice, and baking powder to the bowl, and mix to combine. In a separate bowl, place ¼ cup oil, dissolved coffee, cocoa powder, and confectioners’ sugar; mix to combine. Line the bottom of a 10x14-inch (26x36- cm) baking pan with parchment paper (only the bottom). Pour white batter into the pan. Pour chocolate batter on top, and swirl into white batter. Spread crumbs over the top. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Go with the Dough: Get creative in the kitchen! The rugelach dough is so versatile! Play around and try some of your own fillings. (I love marmalade with ginger.)

(Originally featured in FamilyTable, Issue 659)

Oops! We could not locate your form.

Tagged: Recipes